After flirting with a couple of NFL teams, Oregon head coach Chip Kelly has decided to accept a job as the next head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles.
The move was first reported by ESPN’s Chris Mortenson.
It’s official: The Philadelphia Eagles announce that Chip Kelly will be their 21st head coach.
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) January 16, 2013
Wow. This is a stunning development. Kelly had serious talks with the Cleveland Browns and Eagles last week before deciding recommitting to remaining at Oregon.
Kelly will likely bring his fast-paced, innovative style of offense to Philly. It will be interesting to see if his system can work in the pros.
The news, if true, is unlikely to be received well in Cleveland and Oregon.
What do you guys think? Will Kelly succeed in Philly?