Mike Nolan to interview for Philadelphia Eagles job


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Fox Sports insider and NFL Network contributor Jay Glazer reported Monday the Eagles have asked permission to interview Atlanta Falcons defensive coordinator Mike Nolan. The interview is scheduled for Friday.

Nolan is entering the final act of a successful first season with the Falcons in which Atlanta jumped from 18th to fifth in points allowed. Nolan also has the benefit -- or disadvantage, depending how you look at it -- of prior NFL head-coaching experience. He went 18-37 during his 2005 to 2008 run with the San Francisco 49ers.

The Falcons are the No. 1 seed in the NFC playoffs, giving them a first-round bye. Falcons players get to rest up, while Nolan gets to tend to some important personal business.

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