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WOW!...Didn't see this one coming...

Chip Kelly reverses field, leaves Oregon for Eagles

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This one was tougher to see coming than a read option.

Chip Kelly, the Oregon coach who turned down the Philadelphia Eagles to return to the college ranks a few weeks ago, has reconsidered.

The Eagles announced Wednesday that Kelly will be their new head coach. A person, who spoke to USA TODAY Sports on condition of anonymity because the person was not authorized to speak on Kelly's behalf, said the coach had a "change of heart" Tuesday night about turning down Philadelphia before but did not specify a reason.

"Chip Kelly will be an outstanding head coach for the Eagles," team owner Jeffrey Lurie said in a statement. "He has a brilliant football mind. He motivates his team 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."

This will be Kelly's first head coaching job in the NFL.

"They must have offered him one heck of a deal," said Baltimore Ravens tight end Ed Dickson, who played for Kelly at Oregon. "I wouldn't have left. It's tough, man. Duck Nation is in mourning right now. Hopefully whoever takes over as head coach learned something from him. But you can't replace Chip. He's one heck of a head coach. He had the whole package."
Some brilliant college coaches have flubbed in the NFL (Nick Saban, Steve Spurrier), but a couple have had success, too (Jimmy Johnson, Tom Coughlin)...so simply basing it on college-to-NFL is unclear...

I was hope for a defensive minded coach so we can win games 20-13...

Now I guess I gotta hope to win by scores of 63-58...
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WOW!...Didn't see this one coming...

Chip Kelly reverses field, leaves Oregon for Eagles

Some brilliant college coaches have flubbed in the NFL (Nick Saban, Steve Spurrier), but a couple have had success, too (Jimmy Johnson, Tom Coughlin)...so simply basing it on college-to-NFL is unclear...

I was hope for a defensive minded coach so we can win games 20-13...

Now I guess I gotta hope to win by scores of 63-58...
I think that Kelly will do well in the pros. Oregon runs a team that has a lot of similarities to some of the most sucessful pro teams.
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I think that Kelly will do well in the pros. Oregon runs a team that has a lot of similarities to some of the most sucessful pro teams.
But unless it's easily transitioned, it'll take a few years to get the kind of players he needs to accomplish his system...

The designs may look great on paper, but if there's no offensive line, the play's dead...

The difference between a successful 45-yard pass and an 8-yard sack is less than a second...
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But unless it's easily transitioned, it'll take a few years to get the kind of players he needs to accomplish his system...

The designs may look great on paper, but if there's no offensive line, the play's dead...

The difference between a successful 45-yard pass and an 8-yard sack is less than a second...
There's no doubt that he's got a tough road ahead of him. I figure he's got about 3 years worth of rebuilding that mess and he'll have something worth calling itself a football team. Do you think that the owners and fans will give him that much time???
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There's no doubt that he's got a tough road ahead of him. I figure he's got about 3 years worth of rebuilding that mess and he'll have something worth calling itself a football team. Do you think that the owners and fans will give him that much time???
Depends...

If the failures are direct causes of the system not being up to snuff yet (or having players that were OK for Reid's system but not Kelly's), then he'll get some leeway...

But if there are failures due to mismanagement of time and time-outs, or players simply making the same mistake (or penalties) over and over and over again, the honeymoon will be short...
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