Chip Kelly Spurns Eagles, Staying at Oregon

He had his chance, but Oregon Ducks head coach Chip Kelly will stay at Oregon. ESPN’s NFL Insider Adam Schefter reported the news late Sunday night:

Kelly interviewed with the Eagles for over 9 hours on Saturday, just one day after seeming to lean towards the Browns. His long interview with Jeffrey Lurie made the Eagles seem like his No. 1 destination, but once again it seems he’s changed his mind and returned to Oregon where he’s gone 46-7 in four seasons.

It is speculation, but many believe Kelly received a pay raise from his Oregon administration and that is part of the reason he is staying in college, while others, including CSN’s Reuben Frank, believe he was apprehensive about joining the NFL and meeting the same fate as Nick Saban or Steve Spurrier.

The Eagles went ahead with their interview of Mike McCoy on Sunday and still have interest in Bruce Arians and Gus Bradley for their head coaching position.

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Author:Manav Khandelwal

I am the founder of Khandyman Sports, and follow all Philadelphia pro sports teams religiously. I also write for the Hoop76, covering the Sixers for ESPN, and am a credentialed Flyers reporter for Main Line Media News.

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