Bill Lazor to be Eagles QBs coach

  • ESPN.com news services | January 29, 2013

Virginia offensive coordinator Bill Lazor is joining Chip Kelly's Philadelphia Eagles staff as quarterbacks coach.

The 40-year-old Lazor has been the Cavaliers' offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach the past three seasons.

"I appreciate Bill Lazor's time here as a member of my staff," Virginia coach Mike London said. "We are now wrapping up our recruiting and starting our preparation for the 2013 season. We will move quickly to find a new offensive coordinator to keep the program moving forward."

A source told ESPN earlier this month that former Browns coach Pat Shurmur is expected to join Kelly's staff as the Eagles' offensive coordinator.

Lazor interviewed to become the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' offensive coordinator in 2012 but ultimately remained with Virginia.

"We have always been aware Bill Lazor might pursue a great opportunity in the National Football League," said Virginia executive associate athletics director Jon Oliver. "The job he is taking with an NFL team is simply that. We see this as an opportunity for our football program that we will seek to maximize."

Lazor was the Seattle Seahawks' quarterbacks coach from 2008 to '09. Before joining the Seahawks, he had spent four seasons with the Washington Redskins, including the final two as the team's quarterbacks coach.

Information from ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter was used in this report.

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