Report: Eagles to Hire... Chip Kelly?! (Updates: Confirmed)

Report: Eagles to Hire... Chip Kelly?! (Updates: Confirmed)
January 16, 2013, 7:21 am
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ESPN's Chris Mortensen is reporting, with CBS's Jason LaCanfora confirming the Eagles will hire Chip Kelly, who was thought to be out of the running for the position. Kelly had previously turned down the job after a lengthy interview over a week ago.

Lending some credence to the news is the fact that Gus Bradley has skipped town for his interview in Jacksonville, so if the Eagles have reached a decision, it would seem it's on somebody else. We're a bit speechless at the moment, but more to come obviously.

Chip Kelly is the new coach of the Philadelphia Eagles, according to league sources. No announcement yet.

— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) January 16, 2013

Can confirm ESPN report that Oregon's Chip Kelly has agreed to coach the Eagles. Wow. That's a stunner. Eagles get their guy in the end.

— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) January 16, 2013

Eagles confirm Chip Kelly is new coach

— Les Bowen (@LesBowen) January 16, 2013

Chip Kelly has informed the University of Oregon he accepted a position as head coach of the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles

— GoDucks (@GoDucks) January 16, 2013

Jeff Lurie: "“Chip Kelly will be an outstanding head coach for the Eagles. He has a brilliant football mind. He motivates his team ...

— Geoff Mosher (@GeoffMosherCSN) January 16, 2013

"with his actions as well as his words. He will be a great leader for us and will bring a fresh energetic approach to our team.”

— Geoff Mosher (@GeoffMosherCSN) January 16, 2013

A press conference introducing Chip Kelly will take place on Thursday at 1:30 pm at the NovaCare Complex.

— Jeff McLane (@Jeff_McLane) January 16, 2013

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