Pederson confirms he's joining Eagles

Former Eagles quarterback Doug Pederson confirmed at a morning news conference in Louisiana that he is joining the Eagles as an offensive assistant. He replaces Mark Whipple, hired yesterday as the offensive coordinator at Miami.

Pederson was the head coach at Calvary Baptist Academy in Shreveport for the last four seasons with a 40-11 record and two trips to the state 2A semifinals.

"I recently had an opportunity put in front of me that I couldn't pass up,'' Pederson said this morning at a news conference, according to the Shreveport Times. "I couldn't resist. It's an opportunity to get back in the National Football League as a coach.

"The Philadelphia Eagles have offered me a position on offense to come and be a part of that organization, an organization that I played for for a year and a half -- 1999 to 2000. Coach Andy Reid and I have had a great relationship over the past 10 years even before that when we were in Green Bay together. He has offered me a postion to the Philadelphia Eagles. It's one that I couldn't really pass up.''

The Daily News reported Pederson's imminent arrival in today's edition, along with another possible coaching move.