PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – This is a shocker.
Chip Kelly will be the new head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles, the team has confirmed.READ MORE: Power Outages In Montgomery County After Tractor-Trailer Crashes Into Poles
“Chip Kelly will be an outstanding head coach for the Eagles,” Jeff Lurie said in a 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.”READ MORE: Prosecutors Ask Supreme Court To Review Bill Cosby's Overturned Conviction
It comes as a surprise, as the belief was that Kelly was returning to the University Of Oregon. The Eagles and Kelly met for a reported nine hours in their interview.
The 49-year old Kelly has been coach of the Oregon Ducks for the last four seasons, compiling a record of 46-7 in that time, scoring an average of 44.7 points per game. Before becoming head coach at Oregon, he held the same position at the University of New Hampshire.MORE NEWS: 'Your Life Does Not End Because You Have A Diagnosis': Shantel Smith Opens Up About Her Battle With Multiple Sclerosis Before 'Survivor'