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10:14 PM ET 12.23 | It appears all but certain that the Philadelphia Eagles will part ways with longtime head coach Andy Reid in the offseason. The move is expected to take place on New Year's Eve and the Eagles already have their top candidate to fill the void in their sights. ESPN's Chris Mortensen reported on Sunday NFL Countdown that the Eagles are targeting Oregon Ducks head coach Chip Kelly as their next head coach. At the end of November, rumors swirled that Eagles GM Howie Roseman flew out to the University of Oregon to meet with Kelly. It was the first sign of Philadelphia's interest in Kelly. "I've heard talk about (Eagles GM) Howie Roseman already meeting with (Oregon head coach) Chip Kelly," said one source for a Pro Football Weekly article featuring comments from NFL personnel members. "Obviously, there are no rules preventing a GM from talking to a college coach during a (school) visit."

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December 24, 2012  12:02 AM ET

Meh. I don't want some college coach. At the very least find one that runs a pro style offense.

December 24, 2012  09:21 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Meh. I don't want some college coach. At the very least find one that runs a pro style offense.

Agreed. Philly would almost have to keep Vick to run Kelly's offense from the start.

December 24, 2012  09:55 AM ET

College coaches don't translate to NFL success very often the first trip through. Kelly won't be any different.

December 24, 2012  10:00 AM ET

Just keep making those bad decisions. We will be cellar dwellers for ever

December 24, 2012  10:12 AM ET

This is a bad idea. Two or three years of Chip Kelly and we will be reminiscing about the good ole' Andy Reid years.

December 24, 2012  11:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

This is a bad idea. Two or three years of Chip Kelly and we will be reminiscing about the good ole' Andy Reid years.

Damn, I thought he was a young, in-shape kind of guy. From that picture, two or three years of Philly cheese steaks will have him in the harbor right next to the HMS Andy.

December 24, 2012  11:51 AM ET

I believe the HMS Andy will sail to Buffalo or San D

December 24, 2012  12:01 PM ET

We need a proven coach with a system that translates well for the NFL. I'd like to see Gruden, Billick, or, as a longshot, Cowher on the sidelines next season.

December 24, 2012  02:29 PM ET
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We need a proven coach with a system that translates well for the NFL. I'd like to see Gruden, Billick, or, as a longshot, Cowher on the sidelines next season.

Gruden took a Tampa Bay team that Tony Dungy built and ran it into the ground.

Vastly overrated IMO.

December 24, 2012  03:19 PM ET

I really want Bruce Arians as the next HC. What he did this year with the Colts and with the Steelers in the past, it shows that he has paid his dues and will bring some of that steelers knowledge to wherever he end up.

December 24, 2012  04:49 PM ET
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This is a bad idea. Two or three years of Chip Kelly and we will be reminiscing about the good ole' Andy Reid years.

That's if Chip doesn't bolt back to the college game first, much like Saban and Petrino.

December 24, 2012  11:33 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

I believe the HMS Andy will sail to Buffalo or San D

Can he get through the Panama Canal?

December 25, 2012  09:08 AM ET
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That's if Chip doesn't bolt back to the college game first, much like Saban and Petrino.

and Steve Spurrier.

December 25, 2012  11:09 AM ET
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Can he get through the Panama Canal?

one can hope

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December 28, 2012  11:51 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Just keep making those bad decisions. We will be cellar dwellers for ever

Agree! I would like to see someone like Lovie Smith!

December 28, 2012  11:59 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Just keep making those bad decisions. We will be cellar dwellers for ever

Agree! How about Lovie Smith? (If he Goes)

 
December 29, 2012  12:19 AM ET

Or even Dirk Koetter?

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