Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly

Former Oregon Ducks head coach may have upset those boosters again after he said that he was staying at Oregon for 2013 and then changed his mind just a few days later and accepted the Philadelphia Eagles job.

Kelly also said of Philadelphia “this is where I WANTED to be”.

“It’s a really exciting time for me. It was a difficult decision. There’s not many opportunities to coach in the National Football League, and every one of them is special,” Kelly said. “But this is an iconic franchise with an outstanding owner. I knew what this place was all about, and this is where I wanted to be.

“It was just a matter of figuring out how to do it the right way.”

For Kelly to have changed his tune so quickly the Eagles must have offered him quite a nice deal.

“We have one goal, and that’s to get to the Super Bowl,” Kelly said. “It’s not an ‘I’ deal, it’s a ‘we’ deal. Our players will understand that.”

According to some media members in Philly, there is already a ton of excitement and buzz regarding the hire.

Kelly takes over for Andy Reid who was fired after a 4 – 12 season in his 14th year with the team.

It will be interesting to see if Oregon promotes from within or looks outside the program for a replacement. Who ever takes over for Kelly, they have a lot to live up to.

[ESPN]

“It’s a really exciting time for me. It was a difficult decision. There’s not many opportunities to coach in the National Football League, and every one of them is special,” Kelly said. “But this is an iconic franchise with an outstanding owner. I knew what this place was all about, and this is where I wanted to be.

“It was just a matter of figuring out how to do it the right way.”

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