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Chip Kelly is the new head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles

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Oregon no more: Chip Kelly, the next coach of the Philadelphia Eagles

In all the twists and turns of the Philadelphia Eagles head coaching search, absolutely no one saw this coming. But, according to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, Oregon head coach Chip Kelly has done an about-face and decided that yes, he wants to come to the NFL and indeed, the team he wants to coach for is the Philadelphia Eagles. Continue reading ‘Chip Kelly is the new head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles’

Philadelphia Eagles interview Brian Kelly and Lovie Smith; any closer to naming a head coach?

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Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly. Image via unhd.com

The Philadelphia Eagles are nearing the end of their second week of the search for a new head coach, and the landscape seems more muddled now than ever before.

This week’s surprising revelation is the news that the Birds interviewed Notre Coach Brian Kelly. Is anyone else surprised at how much interest Philadelphia has demonstrated in college coaches with no previous NFL experience? Particularly those having the last name Kelly? Continue reading ‘Philadelphia Eagles interview Brian Kelly and Lovie Smith; any closer to naming a head coach?’

Philadelphia Eagles look to Lovie Smith as head coach search continues

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Lovie Smith, the next head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles? Image via Lehigh Valley Live

It’s only been a little over a week since the Philadelphia Eagles parted ways with Andy Reid, but somehow it feels much longer. Perhaps the fact that Reid was signed, sealed and delivered to Kansas City within the same week he found himself out on the street in Philly provided a somewhat unrealistic measure of comparison. After all, of seven head coaching vacancies in the NFL, only two have been filled.

The Birds’ coaching search took a surprising turn on Tuesday when it was announced that they will interview former Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith on Thursday. Continue reading ‘Philadelphia Eagles look to Lovie Smith as head coach search continues’

Chip Kelly to stay at Oregon; Who’s the next target for the Philadelphia Eagles?

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It was an eventful weekend in the NFL’s coaching carousel that ultimately left the Philadelphia Eagles exactly where they started–still in need of a head coach.

On Friday, Oregon head coach Chip Kelly was said to be close to a deal with the Cleveland Browns, but everything changed when he met with the Eagles brain trust for a lengthy nine- hour meeting on Saturday.

Image via SportsGrid.com

Was Jeffrey Lurie about to steal the #1 choice of his once close friend and former business partner Joe Banner and the Browns? It seemed like it could happen. But Kelly never hid his lack of enthusiasm for joining the NFL, and ultimately the trio of Lurie, Howie Roseman and Don Smolenski knew that any decision would have to  outweigh Kelly’s love of coaching at Oregon.

For the second year in a row, that did not happen. On Sunday, Kelly decided that he would stay in the college ranks. Continue reading ‘Chip Kelly to stay at Oregon; Who’s the next target for the Philadelphia Eagles?’

Philadelphia Eagles: Who will replace Andy Reid?

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Who will replaced AR? Image via voxxi.com.

With Andy Reid out as Philadelphia Eagles head coach, the major question facing the franchise now is who will replace him.The speculation has swirled for months, as Reid’s fate was sealed further by each successive loss. Here’s a look at some of the possibilities.

Chip Kelly

The name that has been tossed around most in relation to the Eagles head coaching gig is University of Oregon head coach Chip Kelly. His innovation and reputation as an offensive mastermind certainly has to peak the interest of the Birds—and many other teams. However, he is untested in the NFL. Philadelphia has worked hard to establish itself as an elite franchise in the NFL and taking the plunge with someone with no league experience following Reid’s success is quite a gamble. Add to that a desire for control that team owner Jeffrey Lurie will likely not surrender. According to SI’s Don Banks, Continue reading ‘Philadelphia Eagles: Who will replace Andy Reid?’