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Chip Flips His Script
Less than ten days after Chip Kelly decided to remain the head coach of the Oregon Ducks, ESPN was the first to report his unexpected change of heart this morning. Less than an hour after NFL league sources first leaked Kelly’s intentions, the Philadelphia Eagles officially confirmed the hiring of Kelly for their vacant head coach position. Kelly will be leaving a comfortable position on the pond for the immediate hot seat after the Eagles fired Andy Reid, who held the position since 1999, after a lackluster 4-12 season. Eager Eagles fans will see if Kelly can translate his neck-breaking offensive tempo into an NFL format for a team loaded with potential, but has fallen well short of their ambitions the last couple seasons. The University of Oregon hasn't announced a replacement for Kelly yet, but whoever fills the position will have enough talent to once again contend for both a Pac-12 and national title next season. During Kelly’s four-year tenure as the Duck’s head coach, he led Oregon to a 46-7 record, a couple of conference championships, and four consecutive trips to a BCS bowl. Empirical would like to congratulate Kelly on his success at Oregon and wishes him the best of luck in the NFL…that is…if he doesn't change his mind again in the near future.