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Ex-Giants Coach Tom Coughlin Withdraws From Eagles Coaching Search: Report

Never mind.

Reports surfaced on Thursday morning that the Eagles, in the wake of the Giants' decision to hire Ben McAdoo, were focusing on their head coaching search on Tom Coughlin.

Then, there was a report the two sides were going to meet again on Thursday. Things seemed to be heading toward Coughlin's being named the next Eagles head coach.

Well … forget all that.

Now, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Coughlin has withdrawn his name from consideration for the Eagles' head coaching job. "Not the right fit," Schefter tweeted.

But is one of the remaining candidates the right fit?

That's the question the Eagles will have to answer over the next few days.

Just three candidates remain (among those whom the Eagles interviewed): Duce Staley, Pat Shurmur and Doug Pederson. The Eagles could hire Staley or Shurmur at any time but the team will have to wait until the Chiefs are out of the playoffs to hire Pederson, who is Andy Reid's offensive coordinator in Kansas City.

If Jeff Lurie and the team's brass aren't happy with those candidates, they could start scheduling more interviews. They had been reportedly interested in Dirk Koetter and Paul Guenther but never set up meetings.

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