Chip Kelly will be the new Philadelphia Eagles head coach, according to Chris Mortensen

Did the Eagles really just land Chip Kelly? Did that just happen?

1/16/13 in NFL   |   Pat   |   5134 respect

Jan 3, 2013; Glendale, AZ, USA; Oregon Ducks coach Chip Kelly at press conference after the 2013 Fiesta Bowl against the Kansas State Wildcats at University of Phoenix Stadium. Oregon defeated Kansas 35-17. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-USA TODAY SportsAccording to ESPN's Chris Mortensen, Oregon head coach Chip Kelly has been hired as the new head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles.

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.
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1/16/13   |   JenX63   |   31544 respect

He looks like a fat Jon Gruden, and, money most certainly talks.

1/16/13   |   Jess   |   32813 respect

beerstudk wrote:
After last year we're kinda used to it.....

hah I suppose you're right.

1/16/13   |   beerstudk   |   1538 respect

Jess wrote:
What the heck? If I'm Oregon, I'm a little peeved right now. Not because he left, but because of the back and forth, staying he's going to stay, etc.

After last year we're kinda used to it.....

1/16/13   |   The_Real_Stoney   |   23999 respect

beerstudk wrote:
I think this is a great move and a real coup for Philly!  Don't forget that Belichick, arguably the best HC of this generation, has spent time with Chip learning his offense, so you know the dude knows his "X's and O's".  On top of that, with guys like DeSean Jackson, Jeremy Maclin and LeShawn McCoy the personnel is a great fit for his offense as well.  I also think that there is too big a deal made about the type of QB Kelly needs to run his system, truth is he does NOT need a running QB.  Anyone that watched much of Darron Thomas play knows that he was a total pu$$y that was afraid of contact, and in any event, Dennis Dixon is still around and I'm sure the Ravens would let him go for next to nothing.  Also, Arkansas St. has a prototypical Chip Kelly QB available this draft.

you make valid points.  And with that in mind, I say 4 years from today, Chip Kelly will be agreeing to coach Notre Dame

1/16/13   |   richard_cranium   |   17638 respect

beerstudk wrote:
You forgot Bill Parcells, Tom Landry and Vince Lombardi (all of them coached at Army)
(Edited by richard_cranium)

I was referring to head coaches, if we are going to include assistants, then we add Andy Reid, Mike Shannahan. I should have been more clear in what I was talking about. Most coaches spent some time as an assistant coach in college.

1/16/13   |   beerstudk   |   1538 respect

richard_cranium wrote:
I agree, what have there been about 5 successful college head* coaches that were also successful in the NFL?

1. Jimmy Johnson
2. Marv Levy
3 Tom Coughlin


You could include Cheat Carrol and Harbaugh but the jury is still out for me, so far so good, but let's see how long it last.

You forgot Bill Parcells, Tom Landry and Vince Lombardi (all of them coached at Army)

1/16/13   |   beerstudk   |   1538 respect

I think this is a great move and a real coup for Philly!  Don't forget that Belichick, arguably the best HC of this generation, has spent time with Chip learning his offense, so you know the dude knows his "X's and O's".  On top of that, with guys like DeSean Jackson, Jeremy Maclin and LeShawn McCoy the personnel is a great fit for his offense as well.  I also think that there is too big a deal made about the type of QB Kelly needs to run his system, truth is he does NOT need a running QB.  Anyone that watched much of Darron Thomas play knows that he was a total pu$$y that was afraid of contact, and in any event, Dennis Dixon is still around and I'm sure the Ravens would let him go for next to nothing.  Also, Arkansas St. has a prototypical Chip Kelly QB available this draft.

1/16/13   |   Jess   |   32813 respect

What the heck? If I'm Oregon, I'm a little peeved right now. Not because he left, but because of the back and forth, staying he's going to stay, etc.

1/16/13   |   richard_cranium   |   17638 respect

The_Real_Stoney wrote:
I don't see this move going well for anyone involved
(Edited by richard_cranium)

I agree, what have there been about 5 successful college head* coaches that were also successful in the NFL?

1. Jimmy Johnson
2. Marv Levy
3 Tom Coughlin


You could include Cheat Carrol and Harbaugh but the jury is still out for me, so far so good, but let's see how long it last.

1/16/13   |   Dan_B   |   1066 respect

Hopefully (rather, selfishly) not for Oregon!

1/16/13   |   The_Real_Stoney   |   23999 respect

I don't see this move going well for anyone involved