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Philly's No. 1 choice to replace Reid

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08:06 AM ET 01.01 | Andy Reid is out, leaving the Eagles searching for a head coach for the first time in more than a decade. [Eagles] owner Jeffrey Lurie has requested permission to interview Atlanta Falcons assistants Mike Nolan, Dirk Koetter and Keith Armstrong, according to an NFL source. University of Oregon coach Chip Kelly is the Eagles' prime target, according to two NFL senior personnel officials. Kelly, 49, is 45-7 in four seasons as a college head coach. He is praised for his innovative mind, so much so that Patriots coach Bill Belichick has used elements of the Oregon offense in New England this season. The Ducks play in the Fiesta Bowl on Thursday. Lurie, who fired [Reid] on Monday, said that he spent the last month researching potential hires.

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January 1, 2013  08:49 AM ET

Brian Billick!!!!!!

January 1, 2013  08:50 AM ET

Quack attack in Philly? Sounds fitting!

January 1, 2013  08:51 AM ET

Happy New Year!!!!

January 1, 2013  08:53 AM ET

Hate to say this, but this guy's gimmick offense will not work in the NFL

January 1, 2013  08:53 AM ET

I think Chip Kelly is going to get a rude awakening in the NFL. His offensive schemes rely on his team being quicker than his opponent man on man. In the NFL everybody is quick, there are no weak sisters. They won't be scoring 50+ a game so top to bottom his team will have to be solid. Don't know if he's had to do that in Oregon.

January 1, 2013  09:09 AM ET

"Spent the last month researching potential hires." It will be interesting to see where said research leads the Eagles.

Happy New Year.

January 1, 2013  09:09 AM ET

I think Chip Kelly has a good concept going, with the uptempo offense he runs.

But I don't see why you need Chip Kelly to operate out of that tempo. The Patriots certainly didn't need him.

January 1, 2013  09:11 AM ET

Nolan would be a good choice, but a coach isn't necessarily what this team needed to be a championship team. They lack a nucleus of GREAT players who can lead both in and outside of the locker room--- all this team has are head cases with huge paydays and non-leaders who cannot perform on the field. Too bad andy wasn't a good disciplinarian and leader himself, someone who could have shut these guys mouths and taught them the basics.

The eagles are 3-4 years into a complete rebuilding, that is, if they get real talent... but this GM (howie) is not the guy to do it and appears clueless as does their owner.

A guy like Nolan can build a team, but the fans in this cess-pool of a city do not have the patience to get the job done. Nolan will not last three-four years in this town while he rebuilds the team from the bottom up. Howie won't help either....

January 1, 2013  09:31 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

I think Chip Kelly is going to get a rude awakening in the NFL. His offensive schemes rely on his team being quicker than his opponent man on man. In the NFL everybody is quick, there are no weak sisters. They won't be scoring 50+ a game so top to bottom his team will have to be solid. Don't know if he's had to do that in Oregon.

Yeah...I just don't see Foles running a Chip Kelly offense.

January 1, 2013  09:40 AM ET
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Yeah...I just don't see Foles running a Chip Kelly offense.

He's not mobile enough and do the Eagles really want Vick to be his guy? That's just the start. In his offense the wide receivers have to be able to block. Has Desean Jackson EVER blocked anybody?

January 1, 2013  10:09 AM ET
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Here's a story I've been following. Schottenheimer will be in Kansas city Friday to meet with the Chiefs owner. http://www.ficksitall.blogspot.com

It would be great to see him coaching again. He got screwed in San Diego.

January 1, 2013  10:09 AM ET

Of all the coaches getting fired, it's the one who didn't get fired that is the biggest mystery to me.

January 1, 2013  10:19 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

I think Chip Kelly is going to get a rude awakening in the NFL. His offensive schemes rely on his team being quicker than his opponent man on man. In the NFL everybody is quick, there are no weak sisters. They won't be scoring 50+ a game so top to bottom his team will have to be solid. Don't know if he's had to do that in Oregon.

Steve Spurrier can tell him what an easy change it is from college to the NFL.

January 1, 2013  10:20 AM ET

Hearing that Buddy Ryan's agent, Frisco Frank O'Hanrahan, is putting out feelers.

January 1, 2013  10:35 AM ET
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Quack attack in Philly? Sounds fitting!

Birds of a feather don't always fit together. Being a college HC is one thing...

January 1, 2013  10:36 AM ET
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A guy like Nolan can build a team, but the fans in this cess-pool of a city do not have the patience to get the job done

Hey, I represent that. We have good eateries, cheese steaks, sports teams Zzzzzzzzzzzzzz

January 1, 2013  10:57 AM ET
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Hey, I represent that. We have good eateries, cheese steaks, sports teams Zzzzzzzzzzzzzz

represent, XD

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January 1, 2013  11:02 AM ET

I am sure Chip Kelly will follow in the foot steps of all those college coaches who have moved successfully from the college ranks to the pros...LOL

 
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