Chip Kelly to Eagles

Oregon head coach Chip Kelly left for the Philadephia Eagles today, a little over a week after spurning the Cleveland Browns. Offensive coordinator Mark Helfrich is expected to fill the vacancy, but the Ducks’ offense is tied so closely to Kelly that the transition may not go as well as Stanford’s did with David Shaw. UCLA’s trip to Eugene on Oct. 26 just became easier.

From a recruiting standpoint, Oregon already had the conference’s second-smallest class with 13 recruits. Other teams are already circling, with four-star athletes Tyrell and Tyree Robinson being the big prizes. Of note, both intend to play both football and basketball. (The Ducks’ class is currently ranked No. 44 on Rivals. Kelly’s past hauls — including his time as offensive coordinator — were ranked 13, 9, 13, 32, 19.)

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