Chip Kelly leaves for Philadelphia
After much speculation, and even an announcement that he was staying put in Eugene, Chip Kelly is heading to Philadelphia to take over the head coaching job with the Eagles. We have confirmed the report.
Sources close to the situation confirm @mortreport's report that Chip Kelly is leaving for the Eagles. Wow— FootballScoop Staff (@footballscoop) January 16, 2013
Kelly holds one of the more impressive head coaching resumes since being promoted to head coach from the offensive coordinator position back in 2009. He has compiled an overall record of 46-7, including a 33-3 in conference mark, and has led the Ducks to four straight BCS Bowl games, winning the last two.
His stamp on the game can't be denied, as he's helped lead the surge of the up tempo offense, creative sideline boards have popped up all across the country, and his visits with NFL staffs (such as New England) to bounce ideas off of one another have been well documented.
Now the talk will continue of whether his high flying offenses (which have never ranked lower than 8th in scoring) will be able to be transition to the NFL.
We will keep you updated on the scoop on how his staff will come together and how things will shake out among the Oregon staff. Multiple reports out of Oregon have stated outright that Mark Helfrich would immediately be promoted to head coach if and when Kelly made the decision to leave; although we had been told that last time (when Chip was leaving for the Bucs' job) that Boise State's Chris Petersen was the first call.