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Eagles interim head coach Pat Shurmur: Every day is an audition

Eagles interim head coach Pat Shurmur: Every day is an audition

PHILADELPHIA – Pat Shurmur knew something was up as soon as he got the summons, but he had no idea what it was.

"You know, I was a little confused, because it's not very often you get called down to the owner's office,'' Shurmur said on Thursday, two days after Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie broke the news to him that head coach Chip Kelly had been fired. That's also when Shurmur, the Eagles offensive coordinator, was informed that he would be interim coach for Sunday's NFL season finale against the New York Giants.

"I walked in really not knowing what had happened," Shurmur said. "And then [Lurie] said, 'Well, you haven't heard, have you?' And I said,...

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