Chip Kelly to the Eagles? Yes, really. According to multiple sources, the Oregon head coach bolted for the city of brotherly love this morning. The school confirmed the news on their official Twitter page.
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
Just 10 days ago, it appeared the Kelly to Philly rumors were just that—rumors. Additionally, there was word of Nike owner Phil Knight’s late plea to keep Kelly around.
Something must have occurred in the last few days because 48 hours ago, he was still recruiting.
RT @nicofalah: Chip Kelly left?!?! He was at my house 2 days ago … Nico Falah’s an Oregon recruit.
— Peter King (@SI_PeterKing) January 16, 2013
As one astute observer noted, “NFL has crazier plot twists than any episode of 24 ever did. Ultimate reality show.”