Originally written on isportsweb.com  |  Last updated 11/15/14
In a stunning move, the Philadelphia Eagles have hired Chip Kelly as their new head coach. The news comes just a week after Kelly announced that he would forgo the NFL to stay at the University of Oregon. It is not clear how the Eagles changed his mind, but it doesn’t really matter now does it? A deal is done and Chip Kelly is now the Philadelphia Eagles head coach. Here is the statement released by Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie: “Chip Kelly will be an outstanding head coach for the Eagles. He has a brilliant football mind. He motivates his team with his actions as well as his words. He will be a great leader for us and will bring a fresh energetic approach to our team.” The reaction from the Philadelphia fans have been mixed. Many fans are excited to see a coach with an innovative, fast paced offense. Other fans are concerned because Kelly has never coached in the NFL and they believe that his offense will not work at the professional level. One thing I think all fans can agree on is that it is nice to see a new head coach in Philadelphia. Andy Reid was a very good coach, but his time had run out in Philly. Some quick notes on Chip Kelly: He spent four years at the University of Oregon and accumulated a record of 46-7. Oregon averaged just under 50 points per game under Kelly and played for the National Championship in 2010, which resulted in a loss to Auburn. Oregon did, however, win two Rose Bowls and one Fiesta Bowl in Kelly’s short tenure as head coach. The official press conference announcing Chip Kelly as coach will be tomorrow at 1:30 pm. More information will be available on isportsweb.com at that time.

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