The Ducks’ understated star won the Heisman on Saturday night going away, capping a three-year climb to college football’s most prestigious individual award.
The relationship that began when both arrived in the Pac-10 seven years ago reaches a new chapter Sunday when they meet for the first time as NFL head coaches when Kelly and the Philadelphia Eagles (3-0) take on Harbaugh’s 49ers (1-2).
Familiarity and defense were a theme for the Philadelphia Eagles in the draft.
A person with knowledge of the decision confirmed Sunday night that Chip Kelly is passing up a chance to coach in the NFL to remain with the Oregon Ducks.
Casey Matthews, a linebacker from Oregon, was the Philadelphia Eagles’ first pick in the fourth round of the NFL draft on Saturday. His older brother Clay tormented the Eagles as a member of the Green Bay Packers last year.