Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 1/17/13
The Philadelphia Eagles introduced Chip Kelly as their new coach on Thursday as they hope to turn around their fortunes with the offensive innovator in charge. Kelly, the team's 21st head coach, replaces Andy Reid. Kelly went 46-7 in four seasons as Oregon's coach and attracted attention from NFL teams because of his high-powered offense. The Eagles interviewed 11 candidates before deciding on Kelly. Reid was fired on Dec. 31 after 14 years as the team's head coach. Philadelphia went 4-12 in 2012. "The key was to find the right leader, not make the fastest decision," Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie said. "We really were able to circle back with coach Chip Kelly. We had an outstanding interview with him on Jan. 5. It was an outstanding nine hours, we learned a lot. We were told, the same day, that it was really a question of going to the Eagles or going back to Oregon. At that point, we learned he might go back to the University of Oregon, but we kept in touch." Kelly, 49, does ...
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