The Courting of Chip Kelly: Eagles Finally Got Their Coach

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The Courting of Chip Kelly: Eagles Finally Got Their Coach
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Chip Kelly held a team meeting for his Oregon players at 8:15 a.m. Wednesday. At that moment, Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie knew Kelly was coming to Philadelphia. Not a moment before. "Until he told his players," Lurie said, "I don't think we could have ever known for sure." Kelly had told the Eagles two hours earlier that he wanted to be their coach. But Kelly maintained a strong loyalty to his players. It was why he did not go to the NFL a year ago, and why he wavered in the decision two weeks earlier. So Lurie never felt certain until that meeting was held.

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