Um, what? Remember last week, when Chip Kelly decided he would be staying at Oregon rather than jumping to the NFL after having been wined and dined by both the Cleveland Browns and Philadelphia Eagles? Well, forget all of that. ESPN's Chris Mortensen is reporting that Kelly has in fact decided to become the next head coach of the Eagles. It's not clear what exactly spurred Kelly's change of heart.
We're big fans of Kelly, and his arrival in Philadelphia suddenly makes the Eagles a team worth getting excited about. At Oregon, Kelly created the most exciting offense in college football, and we can't wait to see what kind of schemes he'll be able to cook up for LeSean McCoy, Michael Vick, and DeSean Jackson. And anyone who is still skeptical about a "college offense" working in the pros should be reminded that three teams that used a read-option scheme made it to the playoffs this year.