Jan 162013

Tostitos Fiesta Bowl - Oregon v Kansas StateSo much for staying in Oregon.

Chip Kelly, who was courted by the Cleveland Browns and Philadelphia Eagles but then seemingly decided to stay at the University of Oregon, has reversed course and been named Head Coach of the Eagles.

“Chip Kelly will be an outstanding head coach for the Eagles,” said owner Jeffrey Lurie in the statement. “He has a brilliant football mind. He motivates his team with his actions as well as his words. He will be a great leader for us and will bring a fresh energetic approach to our team.”

It’s unknown if this was solely a monetary issue for Kelly, or if he was influenced by a pending investigation of Oregon’s football program by the NCAA. In any event, the Eagles have certainly landed the most prized coaching candidate on the market.

Dec 312012

andy-reidThey are falling fast and furious this morning.

The Philadelphia Eagles have fired Head Coach Andy Reid, who guided the team to a 4-12 record this season, following the “Dream Team’s” 8-8 performance last season. Reid has been the Head Coach since 1999, compiling a 130-93-1 record in his time with the team and a 10-9 post-season record that included seven division titles and four trips to the NFC Championship Game, but only one Super Bowl appearance, where they lost to the Patriots during the 2004 season.

“Andy Reid won the most games of any head coach in Eagles history and he is someone I respect greatly and will remain friends with for many years to come,” Eagles’ owner Jeffrey Lurie said in a statement. “But, it is time for the Eagles to move in a new direction. Coach Reid leaves us with a winning tradition that we can build upon. And we are very excited about the future.”

Speculation will run rampant about where Reid will land for 2013, yet it is entirely possible that Reid will not land a head coaching position given the ones that are likely to be available. We will likely have our answer to this question in the next few weeks.