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Eagles hire Pederson as new coach

The Eagles are sort of going back to their glory days.

Doug Pederson, who helped groom Donovan McNabb for the starting quarterback job and a successful playoff run, was hired Monday to be Philadelphia's coach.

Pederson was Kansas City's offensive coordinator under Andy Reid for the past three seasons.

"Doug is a strategic thinker, a compelling leader and communicator, and someone who truly knows how to get the best out of his players," Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie said. "All of these factors were what initially attracted us to Doug and we believe that he is the right man to help us achieve our ultimate goal."

Pederson accepted the offer to...

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