Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 1/16/13
In a surpise turn of events, Chip Kelly had a change of heart on Wednesday and agreed to jump ship to the NFL as the newest head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles. Kelly was 46-7 in four seasons at Oregon. After leading the Ducks to a Fiesta Bowl victory over Kansas State, he was interviewed by the Eagles, Cleveland Browns & Buffalo Bills for potential jobs.The now former Oregon Ducks head coach is the first college coach to directly jump ship to Philadelphia since Dick Vermeil left UCLA for the Eagles in 1976. And while Philly's defense still in dire need of an intelligent mind on the sidelines, the Eagles offense should easily ascend back to the top of the NFL ranks under Kelly. Oregon's offense ran at a lightning-fast pace of 20.9 seconds per play last season, four seconds faster than the quickest offense in the NFL this season -- the New England Patriots.However, the main question that comes with Kelly's hiring isn't the future of the Eagles as a team, but rather their future...
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