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Eagles hire Chip Kelly as coach

Updated: January 16, 2013, 9:59 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

PHILADELPHIA -- In the end, Chip Kelly chose the NFL, giving the Philadelphia Eagles their guy.

The Eagles hired Kelly on Wednesday, just 10 days after he originally decided to stay at Oregon. The 49-year-old Kelly, known as an offensive innovator, becomes the 21st coach in team history and replaces Andy Reid, who was fired on Dec. 31 after a 4-12 season.

Kelly will be introduced at a news conference at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Eagles' practice facility.

Kelly, 46-7 ...

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