There’s no official word from Chip Kelly, the Oregon Ducks or the Philadelphia Eagles, but according to NFL sources, the head coach of the Oregon football team for the past four years will be moving to the pros, taking on the job that prevously belonged to Andy Reid.
Kelly was always the original choice for the Eagles as the new head coach after more than a decade with Reid, but after a nine-hour interveiw before leading his team to a Fiesta Bowl victory againt Kansas State, Kelly made the decision to stay in the Pac-12 and try to lead the Ducks to a fifth consecutive BCS Bowl game.
Two weeks gone by, and Kelly made a decision that can no longer be reversed. The school never made an official announcement regarding Kelly’s employment with the team after it became common knwoledge he was infact staying, and probably for good reason, maybe knowing Kelly wasn’t completely decided yet.
In his four years with Oregon, Kelly is 46-7, taking the Ducks to two Rose Bowl games (winning one), one national title game (losing to Auburn) and one Fiesta Bowl this season. He originally came to the Ducks in 2007 as offensive coordinator under Mike Bellotti. Before that, he was offensive coordinator at New Hampshire, where he started devising the innovative hurry-up offense the Ducks are known for today.
Andy Reid, who took on the job of the Kansas City Chiefs head coach after leaving the Eagles, was the head coach for 14 seasons, compiling a record of 130-93. He has made the playoffs nine times, but missed it in the last couple of season, crashing to a 4-12 record in 2012.