Eagles job "not even part of the conversation" for Harbaugh


OWINGS MILLS, Md. — From the moment that Philadelphia announced the dismissal of head coach Chip Kelly on Tuesday, some Eagles fans and media mentioned John Harbaugh as a potential replacement.
Under contract through 2017, the Ravens head coach quickly dismissed any notion that he’d entertain the thought of returning to Philadelphia, where he spent a decade as a special teams coordinator and defensive backs coach.
“Is it flattering to be talked about on Philly talk radio? Usually not,” said Harbaugh as he laughed. “No, it’s not even part of the conversation. I hope [the talk is] flattering.”
Though in the midst of the only losing season of his eight-year run in Baltimore, Harbaugh has been praised for his ability to keep the locker room united and to motivate his players in continuing to play hard after a 1-6 start and a slew of injuries to key players.
Asked once again whether he would consider interest from the Eagles after Baltimore’s season concludes against Cincinnati on Sunday, the 53-year-old made it clear that he doesn’t expect to go anywhere.
“No, it won’t be part of the conversation,” Harbaugh said.
The Ravens practiced for three days with the Eagles in Philadelphia in August ahead of their preseason game at Lincoln Financial Field. This marks the second straight year that they’ve practiced with a team that dismissed their head coach later in the same season after Jim Harbaugh parted ways with San Francisco at the end of 2014.