December 5, 2013
Oregon coach Chip Kelly wins the AP Coach of the Year award.
By ANNE M. PETERSON
AP Sports Writer
Oregon faces a future without Chip Kelly after all.
After dramatically opting to stay with the No. 2 Ducks a little more than a week ago, the enigmatic Kelly changed his mind and decided to take an NFL job as head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles.
Kelly informed Oregon of his plans on Wednesday morning, shortly before the Eagles made it official.
Following Oregon's victory over Kansas State in the Fiesta Bowl, Kelly flirted with three NFL teams: Philadelphia, Cleveland and Buffalo. But after a wild weekend of interviews amid rumors and speculation, Kelly told the Ducks he was staying put.
Ducks athletic director Rob Mullens told reporters at the time that he was obviously "ecstatic" about Kelly's decision, but Kelly himself never said anything publicly.