Jan. 3, 2013; Glendale, AZ, USA; Oregon Ducks head coach Chip Kelly smiles on the field after defeating the Kansas State Wildcats in the Fiesta Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium. The Ducks defeated the Wildcats 35-17. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Stewart-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Eagles Hire Chip Kelly As Head Coach


Chip Kelly will be the new head coach in Philadelphia for the Eagles, per Chris Mortensen.

That is a surprising development in Philadelphia. It looked like Kelly was going to stay in Oregon and the Eagles were going to hire Gus Bradley of the Seahawks and then they flipped the tables on us. I guess Kelly wanted to coach the “Dream Team.”

With that hiring, there are only job vacancies with the Jacksonville Jaguars and Arizona Cardinals. Looks like Ken Whisenhunt may want to look at being an offensive coordinator somewhere. Didn’t we need one of those?

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  • JoseSD

    Looks like Chip pulled the old Bobby Petrino “im not going anywhere…. Oh wait yes I am”. Now bring the Whiz to San Diego, but supposedly he was ready to negotiate his HC contract here before McCoy was announced as the new HC so he May be bitter about that

    • http://twitter.com/BReisinger86 Brandon Reisinger

      He might be a little bitter, but If HC somewhere is ruled out wouldn’t you want to go somewhere that has an established QB where you have a good chance of success?

      • JoseSD

        I was hoping Whisenhut was gonna be the head coach but getting both McCoy and Whiz would be awesome

        • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

          hope this happens… he said he wasnt going to mess with the denver staff at all, so wondering who he would bring in. Geep Chryst is a name to keep an eye on. He is 49ers QB coach and used to be a Chargers OC under Mike Riley. He worked with McCoy in Carolina before though

          • http://www.facebook.com/pete.spinning Pete Spinning

            Is it wrong to not like a candidate, just because of their name? Can he change his name to Billy Chryst, or something, should he get hired?

      • http://www.facebook.com/pete.spinning Pete Spinning

        You would think that… let’s see if he can swallow his pride ; )

  • http://twitter.com/PowderBlue619 Saul Lopez

    I think we’re all reacting to this story because it was not expected, not because we think he will make the Eagles a contender.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      well yea! it was out of left field

  • http://www.facebook.com/pete.spinning Pete Spinning

    This move makes complete sense. Good choice for the Eagles. Especially after they fired Reed.