Philadelphia Eagles Hire Chip Kelly

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After interviewing 11 candidates, the Philadelphia Eagles get its first choice for the job.

In an unexpected turn of events, former Oregon head coach Chip Kelly has come to an agreement with the Philadelphia Eagles to be the team's new head coach.

Kelly had interviewed with the Eagles after the season concluded, but afterward stated his intentions to remain at Oregon. However, on Wednesday afternoon, ESPN's Chris Mortenson reported that Kelly will be the next coach of the Eagles. The team has since made the official announcement confirming this.


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Over his four seasons at Oregon, Kelly compiled a 46-7 record while winning the Pac-10/12 conference four times and earning Fiesta Bowl and Rose Bowl wins. He brings a high-octane spread offense which had him highly sought by the NFL, but has said he will modify his offense accordingly if need be.

The Eagles interviewed 11 candidates for the head coaching job in total, including former Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt and Seahawks defensive coordinator Gus Bradley.

To view what Eagles fans are saying, check out the Bleeding Green Nation hire thread.

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