The Arizona Cardinals are dipping into the collegiate ranks for their new cornerbacks coach.
Harbison, 59, has been the co-defensive coordinator and outside linebackers coach for the Ragin’ Cajuns since 2015.
Harbison brings 26 years of college coaching experience at both offensive and defensive positions to the Cardinals. He played one season for the Bills in 1982.
Ajayi and Clement offset the loss of Sproles. Mychal Kendricks, Najee Goode and Dannell Ellerbe all helped in the effort to replace Hicks. Rookie kicker Jake Elliott had a good season and made a pressure-packed, 46-yard field goal late in the Super Bowl to put the Eagles up by eight points.
And last but far from least was Foles stepping in for Wentz. It’s another reminder for teams like the Texans, who lost Deshaun Watson to injury and didn’t have a quality No. 2 quarterback.
The Vikings ranked No. 1 in overall defense and scoring defense last season, allowing 275.9 yards per game and 15.8 points per contest. The Vikings, however, also allowed 456 total yards in a 38-7 blowout loss to the Eagles in the NFC Championship.
Edwards, 50, interviewed for the Bears’ open head-coaching job in January before Chicago tabbed former Chiefs offensive coordinator Matt Nagy to replace John Fox. Edwards, who has coached 20 years in the NFL, has been Minnesota’s defensive coordinator since 2014.
So the sweeter deal he extracted from the Patriots to remain their offensive coordinator had better include some “head coach-in-waiting” language, as some have theorized, because any other NFL team that would offer him that position at this point would have to be extremely naive.
Honestly, what would be more childish than dragging an organization through more than a month of interviews and negotiation and an agreement, all the way to within 20 hours of your public celebration, and then deciding, um, never mind?