The final chapter of a new era in college football will be written Monday night in Arlington, Texas. The first year of the College Football Playoff will come to a close with Pac-12 champion Oregon squaring off against Big Ten champion Ohio State with the first, truly definitive, outright national championship on the line in the history of major college football.
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.