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Column: Hiring Kelly risky move for Eagles

Updated: January 16, 2013, 6:48 PM ET
Associated Press

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By TIM DAHLBERG

AP Sports Columnist

Chip Kelly made his bones as a football coach by doing things fast.

By most standards, though, his leap into the NFL was agonizingly slow.

The Philadelphia Eagles finally got their man Wednesday when Kelly reversed course and agreed to replace the fired Andy Reid. The news came as a shock to most in Oregon, where Kelly was last reported to be busy recruiting and getting the new uniforms ready for next season.

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