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Philadelphia Eagles Competing with Former Team President for Chip Kelly

BERKELEY, CA - NOVEMBER 10:  Head Coach Chip Kelly of the Oregon Duck looks on during pre-game warm ups before their NCAA College football game against the California Golden Bears at California Memorial Stadium on November 10, 2012 in Berkeley, California.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
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Bryn SwartzSenior Writer IIIJanuary 3, 2013

Talk about a crazy scenario.

Less than a year after Joe Banner was reportedly forced out from his position as president of the Philadelphia Eagles, the Eagles are competing with Banner for one of the most prized head coaching candidates.

Banner went to the Cleveland Browns, became the CEO and is in competition with the Eagles for Oregon head coach Chip Kelly.

USA Today reported that both the Eagles and Browns (and Buffalo Bills) will interview Kelly for their head coaching jobs following the Fiesta Bowl on Thursday night. 

Kelly, 49, is widely considered one of the top head coaching candidates. He brings an unorthodox style in which he runs a hurry-up offense without a huddle.

It's been adapted by the New England Patriots and head coach Bill Belichick. The Patriots scored 557 points this season, the third-most in a season in NFL history.

The downside for Kelly, however, is his lack of NFL experience. He has coached since 1990, but only in the college ranks.

With the Eagles offense, Kelly would have the option of keeping Michael Vick as the quarterback in 2013, where the combination of Vick, LeSean McCoy, DeSean Jackson and Jeremy Maclin would likely be exactly what Kelly would need to make the offense succeed.

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