Jan. 3, 2013; Glendale, AZ, USA: Oregon Ducks head coach Chip Kelly against the Kansas State Wildcats during the 2013 Fiesta Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Chris Mortensen of ESPN is reporting via Twitter that Oregon Head Coach Chip Kelly has accepted the Philadelphia Eagles job.
(Update) GoDucks.com released the following, including a statement from Oregon Athletic Director Rob Mullens:
University of Oregon Head Football Coach Chip Kelly has informed Director of Athletics Rob Mullens and the members of the football team that he has accepted the position of Head Coach of the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles.
In four seasons, Kelly accumulated a 46-7 record and guided Oregon to four consecutive BCS bowl berths and three conference championships, including a 35-17 win against Kansas State in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl.
Athletic Director Rob Mullens on Coach Kelly’s departure:
“I want to thank Chip for his leadership and commitment to building on the Oregon Football foundation of excellence. We have enjoyed incredible success over the past four years. I have great respect for Chip, consider him a friend and wish him the best of luck in the NFL. Oregon Athletics has executed two successful head coach transitions in the past eighteen years and each time we continued our ascent. We are focused on identifying a leader who is the right fit to guide Oregon Football.”
There is a press conference with Mullens slated for this afternoon.
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