Yesterday's Scores: Maple Leafs 3, Flyers 2; Oklahoma State 86, #3 Kansas 67; Georgetown 81, #5 Xavier 72; #7 Maryland 62, Northwestern 56 (OT); #8 SMU 77, Houston 73; #10 Texas A&M 71, LSU 57; #13 Virginia 69, Clemson 62; #16 Providence 71, #18 Butler 68; #24 South Carolina 77, Ole Miss 74 (OT); Devils 4, Flames 2; Rangers 3, Canucks 2 (OT); Bruins 4, Canadiens 1; Blackhawks 4, Predators 1; Bucks 91, Heat 79;
Today's Schedule: 76ers @ Magic - 7 PM (CSN / 97.5 The Fanatic); Temple @ La Salle (from The Palestra) - 7 PM (CBSSN); #4 Villanova @ Seton Hall - 9 PM (CBSSN); St. Joe's @ Penn - 9:30 PM; Texas @ #6 West Virginia - 7 PM (ESPNU); Heat @ Wizards - 7 PM; Blues @ Red Wings - 8 PM (NBCSN); Warriors @ Bulls - 8 PM (ESPN); Wichita State @ Northern Iowa - 8 PM (ESPN3); Pistons @ Rockets - 8 PM; Florida State @ #17 Louisville - 9 PM (ESPNU); Vanderbilt @ Tennessee - 9 PM (SEC Network); Colorado @ Washington - 10 PM (PAC12); Wild @ Ducks - 10:30 PM (NBCSN); Hawks @ Trail Blazers - 10:30 PM (ESPN)
EAGLES OFFICIALLY INTRODUCE DOUG PEDERSON AS COACH
- The Eagles had 25 coaching candidates on their list, which was reduced to 10, and six were only interviewed.
- Lurie said that Pederson is a “real smart strategic thinker.”
- The searches aren't over, as we now enter a new head of player personnel search. Tom Donohoe looks to be a placeholder for now. No other news about power structure.
- Jim Schwartz is out defensive coordinator.
- Pederson confirms the Eagles will keep Dave Fipp, Jeff Stoutland, and Duce Staley. Pat Shurmur is still in the mix for a spot on his coaching staff. Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Rams requested permission to interview him for their offensive coordinator spot.
- Meanwhile, it looks like Frank Reich will visit to be interviewed for the offensive coordinator spot. There's was a rumor that the one who doesn't get the OC spot will be offered the quarterbacks coach spot. But another rumor is that the Eagles will hire former Browns offensive coordinator and Radnor High School grad John DeFilippo as quarterbacks coach. So we don't know about Shurms.
- Pederson said that Sam Bradford would be a perfect fit for his system. Lurie didn't say if Bradford is a franchise QB or not. That will, yet again, come down to the personnel people. Meanwhile, it might be a big price tag to keep Bradford.
- Pederson will call the offensive plays. And he called the second half of the Chiefs game against the Patriots last weekend.
- Looks like training camp will stay in Philly. So no Lehigh? Perhaps a return to Widener is still possible?
Meanwhile, Josh Innes from 94 WIP called center Jason Kelce a "house negro". That's not good. He later apologized on the air, but Kelce posted a message on Twitter:
FLYERS TIE GAME LATE, BUT GIVE UP LAST SECOND GOAL AGAINST MAPLE LEAFS AND FALL 3-2
The Flyers are back in action Thursday night when they travel to take on the Pittsburgh Penguins FOR THE FIRST TIME THIS SEASON!!! THIS SEASON! WOW! (RECAP)