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Musgrave happy to be back in Philly

Bill Musgrave recently returned to familiar surroundings.

And he couldn’t be happier.

Musgrave, who worked as the Philadelphia Eagles' offensive coordinator in 1998, came back recently as quarterbacks coach after Bill Lazor was named offensive coordinator of the Miami Dolphins.

“It’s a tremendous organization, tremendous coaching staff, and they have talent on the football field,” Musgrave told CSNPhilly.com. “To see what they did last year -- winning seven of the last eight and have momentum going into the playoffs -- I feel like it’s a program that I can contribute to and also can learn from at the same time. I was excited to (come here and) learn this system, learn this culture, be a contributing factor on a team that’s really on the rise.”

Musgrave will have the opportunity to work with Nick Foles, Mark Sanchez, Matt Barkley and G.J. Kinne.

It’s quite a different atmosphere than ’98, when the struggling Eagles offense was among the worst in the league.

“I learned a lot that year (’98),” Musgrave told CSNPhilly.com. “I learned a lot about the men on that team. The record wasn’t what any of us wanted, especially Coach (Ray) Rhodes, but it was great to work for Ray Bob, and great to be around those players. They never quit, never quit fighting, and stayed competitive throughout. ... It was an experience that I learned from. I learned from all my experiences, and I’m thankful for all of them.”