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Kelly receives a hero's welcome in Philly

Updated: January 17, 2013, 5:55 PM ET
Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA -- Torn between loyalty to his players and accepting a new challenge, Chip Kelly ultimately chose the NFL and the Philadelphia Eagles.

He just needed more time to make the decision.

"The hardest thing for me to do was to leave Oregon," Kelly said Thursday at a news conference introducing him as the 21st coach in team history. "I knew it was a great fit, but it was whether I could leave what I have. I love those guys and it had to be a special place for me to leave."

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