Oregon has announced that Oregon head coach Chip Kelly has left the University of Oregon and will take the Philadelphia Eagles in the National Football League.
Chip Kelly will leave Oregon
Below is the press release as well as links to Oregon commits and recruits reactions as well as our coaching big board on who could replace Kelly.
Via UO Communications
EUGENE, Ore. -- University of Oregon Head Football Coach Chip Kelly has informed Director of Athletics Rob Mullens and the members of the football team that he has accepted the position of Head Coach of the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles.
In four seasons, Kelly accumulated a 46-7 record and guided Oregon to four consecutive BCS bowl berths and three conference championships, including a 35-17 win against Kansas State in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl.
Athletic Director Rob Mullens on Coach Kelly’s departure:
“I want to thank Chip for his leadership and commitment to building on the Oregon Football foundation of excellence. We have enjoyed incredible success over the past four years. I have great respect for Chip, consider him a friend and wish him the best of luck in the NFL. Oregon Athletics has executed two successful head coach transitions in the past eighteen years and each time we continued our ascent. We are focused on identifying a leader who is the right fit to guide Oregon Football."