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Eagles Hire University Of Oregon Coach Chip Kelly

AP | Jan. 16, 2013 9:36 a.m.

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The Philadelphia Eagles have hired Chip Kelly after he originally chose to stay at the University of Oregon.

UO head football coach Chip Kelly

UO head football coach Chip Kelly

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Kelly becomes the 21st coach in team history and replaces Andy Reid, who was fired on Dec. 31 after a 4-12 season

Kelly, who was 46-7 in four years at Oregon, interviewed with the Eagles, Cleveland Browns and Buffalo Bills after leading the Ducks to a victory over Kansas State in the Fiesta Bowl. But he opted to remain at Oregon before changing his mind.

The Eagles are known to have interviewed 11 candidates, including two meetings with Seahawks defensive coordinator Gus Bradley.

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