As was first reported by ESPN’s Chris Mortensen Oregon Ducks head coach Chip Kelly will be the new head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles.
The Eagles have since officially confirmed the hire. The team will hold a press conference introducing Kelly at a time TBD.
Under Kelly, the Oregon Ducks went 46-7, with four trips to a BCS bowl
The hire comes just ten days after Kelly announced he would be staying in Oregon, quieting speculation that he might leave the college ranks for a head coaching job in Cleveland or Philadelphia. One cannot help but think that given the that timing, Kelly received word that Oregon is likely to received heavy sanctions from the NCAA for recruiting violations in the coming year.
That being said, I’m sure that the hefty sum of money coming Kelly’s way from Jeffrey Laurie also didn’t hurt.
Congrats to the Eagles and their fans on an excellent hire. Just don’t call them the dream team.