Chip Kelly Leaves Oregon To Be Eagles Head Coach
The Oregon Ducks have lost their head coach to the NFL. Chip Kelly has bolted Eugene, Oregon for Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to become the next head coach of the Eagles.
Kelly was 46-7 in four seasons as the head coach of the Ducks. The Philadelphia Eagles have won 12 games in the last two seasons.
Initially, Kelly declined the head coaching position with the Eagles, electing to stay at Oregon. However, something changed his mind, and Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie is happy he did.
“Chip Kelly will be an outstanding head coach for the Eagles,” said Lurie said in a statement. “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.”
After interviewing 11 candidates, the Eagles eventually got the coach they wanted all along.