For real this time, Eagles hire Chip Kelly

Well, it's a good thing Chip Kelly didn't go the Bill O'Brien/Nick Saban "I'm the most loyal human in history" route, when he announced he was returning to Oregon.

Because it didn't last long.

Twelve days after he was reportedly nearing a deal to coach the Browns, and ten days after he said he would stick with the Ducks, Kelly has taken the Philadelphia Eagles head job.

Following Oregon's Fiesta Bowl victory, Kelly had interviewed with the Browns, Bills, and Eagles, and Philly had reportedly interviewed 11 different candidates since firing longtime coach Andy Reid.

Kelly's Oregon program has been under investigation for possible NCAA recruiting violations, so that could always be part of his motivation for leaving. He became known as one of the best, if not the best, offensive innovators in the country during his four years with the Ducks, and for his aggressiveness in going for it on fourth down.

Philly had been reported to be on the verge of hiring Seahawks DC Gus Bradley yesterday.

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