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Chip Kelly adds sports science coach to Eagles' staff


When Chip Kelly rounded out his Philadelphia Eagles coaching staff on Friday, most of the 22 names and titles announced lacked surprise -- but there was one curious addition.

Shaun Huls has been hired as the team's "sports science coordinator," tasked with heading up an alternative training program for the Eagles partly based on his experience training Navy SEALs.

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Huls previously served as the strength, conditioning and "combatives" coordinator for Navy Special Warfare, per USA Today, but now joins forces with Eagles strength coach Josh Hingst. Kelly is believed to be the first in the NFL to hire someone in this capacity, a move likely inspired by his previous experience with Navy SEAL training.

Kelly put his Oregon players through a regimen known as "Judgment Day" back in 2010, and we expect the Eagles roster to get a taste of the same this spring.

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