Found December 26, 2012 on
College Football Section:
The Philadelphia Eagles are likely going to fire coach Andy Reid at the end of the season, and possibly will look to the college ranks to grab their next head coach.
They’ll be looking to replicate the success that recent coaches have had after making the jump to the NFL, or in the case of Seattle coach Pete Carroll, BACK to the NFL.
The leading name that’s emerging for the job is Oregon’s Chip Kelly. Kelly was very close to accepting the Tampa Bay Bucs job last season before deciding to turn the job down. Now Kelly will have to decide whether or not to throw his name in the hat and attempt a job at the next level.
The Philadelphia Eagles will consider Chip Kelly to replace Andy Reid, according to league sources, and multiple executives with rival teams anticipate Philadelphia making a heavy push to land the Oregon head coach.
The Eagles have not looked to the college ranks for a head coach since hiring Dick Vermeil away from UCLA in 1976. Vermeil led the team to one of its two Super Bowl appearances to date in his seven seasons with the team (1976-82).
The fact that the Eagles last college hire had success and the possibility of NCAA sanctions ahead for the Ducks, could make Kelly’s decision a little easier.
In the mean time, Kelly is preparing for a Fiesta Bowl appearance against Kansas State on January 3rd.
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Oregon held its first practice in Arizona at Pinnacle High School. Following practice, Chip Kelly responded to questions from media.
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The Philadelphia Eagles are expected to try to sway Chip Kelly from Oregon to replace Andy Reid as the team's next head coach, according to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports. Kelly turned down an offer from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last season,...
We’re all familiar with Chip Kelly’s record while at Oregon, his three consecutive conference titles, and the heightened level to which he raised the bar for a good program stuck in an idle position, but due to what may or may not be shortly down the road; he may still be indebted to the very program indebted to him.
QuarterbacksTags: Cam NewtonCarolina PanthersChip KellyMichael VickPhiladelphia EaglesEverybody’s hearing and talking about Oregon Ducks head coach Chip Kelly being the number choice of the Philadelphia Eagles after they let Andy Reid and his staff go on Monday. There’s also been stories floating around that Kelly is the number one...
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