Shockingly, according to ESPN's Chris Mortensen, Kelly will enter the NFL ranks and take over the Philadelphia Eagles where he has the personnel in Michael Vick and LeSean McCoy to continue running his explosive offenses.
After Oregon beat Kansas State in the Fiesta Bowl nearly two weeks ago, it was widely reported that Kelly, considered one of the top coaches on the market, would bolt for the NFL. However, after some flirting with the Cleveland Browns, reports came out that Kelly would remain at Oregon, where he built the Ducks into a national powerhouse with his blur of an offense.
Chip Kelly is the new coach of the Philadelphia Eagles, according to league sources. No announcement yet.— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) January 16, 2013
Since that report, Kelly had stayed under the radar until today's reports.
Kelly will reportedly have a lot of personnel control in Philadelphia, where he replaces long-time coach Andy Reid. Being in Philly will also allow Kelly to run is vaunted offenses against an old USC rival, former Trojans' defensive coordinator and current Dallas Cowboys' defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin.
Oregon is expected to name offensive coordinator Mark Helfrich their next head coach, replacing Kelly.
So what do you think, is this a good move by Kelly? How about for the Eagles?