Eagles hire Oregon coach Chip Kelly Eagles hire Oregon coach Chip Kelly FILE - This Dec. 2, 2011 file photo shows Oregon's head coach Chip Kelly prior to the NCAA Pac 12 championship football game against UCLA in Eugene, Ore. Two people with knowledge of the decision confirmed Sunday night, Jan. 6, 2013, that Kelly is passing up a chance to coach in the NFL to remain with the Ducks. One person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because Oregon and Kelly haven't formally announced the decision, while the other person wasn't authorized to reveal Kelly's plans. The decision was first reported by ESPN. (AP Photo/Greg Wahl-Stephens, File) Rob Maaddi| AP Pro Football Writer Jan. 16, 2013 Comments 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.