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Chip Kelly say it was “really tough” to leave Oregon

Chip Kelly say it was “really tough” to leave Oregon

On Thursday, Chip Kelly formally will be introduced as the new coach of the Eagles.  When he arrived in Philadelphia on Wednesday night, he spoke briefly with reporters regarding his decision to leave Oregon. “It was really tough,” Kelly said, via Ti
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  • Chip Kelly and Howie Roseman: A marriage seemingly made in heav…

    Chip Kelly and Howie Roseman: A marriage seemingly made in heaven

    philly.com Jan 16, 2013
    Howie Roseman got what he wanted. In Chip Kelly, the Eagles general manager will have a co-pilot that will stay on his side of the cockpit.
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  • Could Eagles run a 3-4 defense?

    Could Eagles run a 3-4 defense?

    ESPN.com Jan 16, 2013
    Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer has a lot of good background information on the Philadelphia Eagles' hiring of Chip Kelly as their new head coach, including this: Kelly favors an aggressive, attacking-style defense and will likely change the Ea…
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  • Two key questions for Jeffrey Lurie on Thursday

    Two key questions for Jeffrey Lurie on Thursday

    profootballtalk.com Jan 16, 2013
    When the Eagles officially introduce coach Chip Kelly on Thursday at 1:30 p.m. ET, there will be plenty of questions for owner Jeffrey Lurie. Two critical questions need to be asked.  One is obvious, the other isn’t. First, Lurie should be (and will be
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  • Don Banks: Kelly's move from Pacific Northwest will shake up tr…

    Don Banks: Kelly's move from Pacific Northwest will shake up traditional East

    CNNSI.com Jan 16, 2013
    I know the Philadelphia Eagles hired Chip Kelly to build a complete program and his task is to do more than fix an offense that has lost its way. But I still think nobody had a worse day Wednesday than Jim Haslett, Perry Fewell and Monte Kiffin, the thr…
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  • Phils sign 3 veteran RHPs to minor league deals

    Phils sign 3 veteran RHPs to minor league deals

    ESPN.com Jan 16, 2013
    Right-handers Aaron Cook, Juan Cruz and Rodrigo Lopez agreed Wednesday to minor league contracts with the Philadelphia Phillies and will report to spring training as non-roster players.
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  • If Chip Kelly had declined again, Gus Bradley was the Eagles’ c…

    If Chip Kelly had declined again, Gus Bradley was the Eagles’ choice

    The timeline regarding the recruitment and hire of Oregon coach Chip Kelly by the Eagles creates the impression that Tuesday’s interview with Seahawks defensive coordinator Gus Bradley went sufficiently poorly to prompt the Eagles to go all in for Kelly
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  • Xavier Henry’s quarter-ending heave: A few feet low, a few feet…

    Xavier Henry’s quarter-ending heave: A few feet low, a few feet short, a few seconds early (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com Jan 16, 2013
    New Orleans Hornets coach Monty Williams dusted off sparingly used wing Xavier Henry against the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday, and the third-year Kansas product rewarded him, scoring five points in four minutes as part of a 19-7 run late in the third q…
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  • Eagles Fans on Kelly hire: 'Love it!' 'Disaster!'

    Eagles Fans on Kelly hire: 'Love it!' 'Disaster!'

    philly.com Jan 16, 2013
    Eagles fans are polarized over the surprise hiring of Chip Kelly as the successor to fired head coach Andy Reid.
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  • Chip Kelly hire could create dilemma for Vick, Eagles

    Chip Kelly hire could create dilemma for Vick, Eagles

    The Eagles owe quarterback Mike Vick a base salary of $15.5 million in 2013.  Vick privately has made it clear that he won’t be reducing his pay in order to stick around. But a source with knowledge of Vick’s thinking previously suggested that he wil
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  • Whisenhunt may be headed to Denver as offensive coordinator

    Whisenhunt may be headed to Denver as offensive coordinator

    profootballtalk.com Jan 16, 2013
    With the Eagles job taken and the Jaguars showing no apparent interest in hiring him and the Cardinals highly unlikely to re-hire him, former Arizona coach Ken Whisenhunt appears to be out of head-coaching options. And so, according to Les Bowen of the …
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  • Non-roster position players give Phillies depth

    Non-roster position players give Phillies depth

    MLB.com Jan 16, 2013
    On Monday, MLB.com looked at the non-roster invitees and newcomers to the Phillies' 40-man roster on the pitching side. On Wednesday, it is the position players. Consider it a Spring Training primer with camp opening next month.
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  • Seahawks coordinators Darrell Bevell, Gus Bradley are candidate…

    Seahawks coordinators Darrell Bevell, Gus Bradley are candidates for three remaining head coaching vacancies

    yahoo.com Jan 16, 2013
    Now that the Chicago Bears have hired Marc Trestman to be their head coach, three head coaching positions remain. The Arizona Cardinals and Philadelphia Eagles are in their third week without a head coach, while the Jacksonville Jaguars are in the secon…
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  • Video - NFL32OT: How To Stop A Running Quarterback 02:08

    NFL32OT: How To Stop A Running Quarterback

    Jan 16
    Episode 250: Mark Schlereth breaks down how the Falcons should stop Colin Kaepernick. The NFL32 crew discuss if new Eagles head coach Chip Kelly's offense will work in the NFL.
  • Video - Chip Kelly arrives in Philly 01:22

    Chip Kelly arrives in Philly

    Jan 16
    Chip Kelly arrives in Philadelphia and discusses the tough decision he made to leave Oregon, as well as his excitement in becoming the Eagles' new head coach.
  • Video - Chip Kelly arrives in Philly 01:22

    Chip Kelly arrives in Philly

    Jan 16
    Chip Kelly arrives in Philadelphia and discusses the tough decision he made to leave Oregon, as well as his excitement in becoming the Eagles' new head coach.
  • Video - Can Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly adjust to NFL game? 01:07

    Can Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly adjust to NFL game?

    Jan 16
    Charles Davis joins "NFL Total Access" to discuss whether or not new Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly can adjust his style to be successful in the NFL.

Sports Columnists

  • Don Banks: Kelly's move from Pacific Northwest will shake up traditional E…

    Jan 16
    I know the Philadelphia Eagles hired Chip Kelly to build a complete program and his task is to do more than fix an offense that has lost its way. But I still think nobody had a worse day Wednesday than Jim Haslett, Perry Fewell and Monte Kiffin, the thr…
  • Don Banks: Hero of last year's AFC Championship Game, Sterling Moore will …

    Jan 16
    Sterling Moore doesn't know yet if he'll watch the game at home in Dallas, or meet up with a couple teammates and head for "a Buffalo Wild Wings or something like that.''