Posted January 16, 2013 on AP on Fox
The Philadelphia Eagles have hired Chip Kelly after he originally chose to stay at Oregon. Kelly becomes the 21st coach in team history and replaces Andy Reid, who was fired on Dec. 31 after a 4-12 season. Kelly, who was 46-7 in four years at Oregon, interviewed with the Eagles, Cleveland Browns and Buffalo Bills after leading the Ducks to a victory over Kansas State in the Fiesta Bowl. But he opted to remain at Oregon before changing his mind. The Eagles are known to have interviewed 11 candidates, including two meetings with Seahawks defensive coordinator Gus Bradley. Philadelphia has won just 12 games the two seasons, after winning the NFC East in 2010. Oregon has scheduled a press conference this afternoon to discuss ''news,'' as it moves past the Kelly era. Following the Fiesta Bowl, the 49-year-old Kelly said he wanted to get the interview process over ''quickly.'' Turns out, it was anything but. He came close to jumping to the pros last y...
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