I bring this up again because I just read that Kelly has apparently accepted the job as head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles (NFL). What a shocking turn of events, as I can honestly say I haven’t seen a move like this before. I have never seen a coach decline an NFL offer, stay at his current school, then take the very same offer a week and a half later.
I am sure it has happened before, but this one just caught me off guard. I actually expected him to stay at Oregon through the 2013 season and then make the jump to the NFL. I had figured that there was just something about the job in Philadelphia that he didn’t like and he had decided to wait another year before making the move.
However, thinking back now, the reports last week about Kelly staying at Oregon were just that, reports. In other words, I don’t think we saw an official statement from Kelly that said he would be staying, and all we had were reports that said the Philadelphia job fell-through (and they therefore assumed he was staying).
Good luck Coach Kelly. I wish you had stayed at Oregon, but good luck in Philadelphia.