Eagles assistant leaving for college

Former Cowboys defensive coordinator Brian Stewart spent the '09 season coaching the Eagles' secondary, but he's leaving the club to become defensive coordinator at the University of Houston.

"We thank Brian for the job he did this past year in Philadelphia," Eagles coach Andy Reid said in a press release Monday. "He’s a good football coach and he’s well deserving of this new opportunity. He will bring a great deal of coaching experience to the already strong football staff at the University of Houston. We wish Brian and his family all the best."

Stewart did a nice job working with an injury-ravaged secondary this season. But he thinks the defensive coordinator role at Houston could lead a head-coaching opportunity in college.