Did the Eagles really just land Chip Kelly? Did that just happen?
This comes only a few days after it was reported that Kelly was staying at Oregon, presumably because the university and their boosters (AKA Phil Knight, CEO of Nike) had tossed a pile of money at Kelly to convince him to stay.
This is a huge move for the Eagles, who now have one of the most coveted coaches in all of football. Kelly's name had been tied to almost every head coaching vacancy, and most people believed that he was staying in Eugene.
In 4 seasons as the Oregon head coach, Kelly has a 46-7 record, and made it to a BCS bowl all 4 years. In 4 seasons, he lost the Rose Bowl, lost the BCS Championship game, and then won the Rose Bowl and Fiesta Bowl in the past two seasons. He has no prior NFL experience.
We'll find out more details about how the Eagles were able to convince Kelly to leave, and what kind of contract he received, and we'll keep you posted.
Do you think this was a good move by the Eagles? Will Chip Kelly be successful in the NFL? Or will he just be another Nick Saban?
Post the over/under for the amount of years that you think Kelly will be in Philadelphia in the comments below.