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Local Officials Not Surprised with Kelly Move


After weeks of speculation, Oregon Duck Head Coach Chip Kelly is moving to Philadelphia to coach the Eagles.

 

Jason Fleck, President of the Oregon Club of Central Oregon says they are not surprised by Kelly's move- because it always was his dream.  "Chip has been very open about; it's been his dream to coach in the NFL.  He talks about every game being their Super Bowl. And makes a lot of references to that. From what I've heard, after talking with the Eagles and the Browns a week and a half ago; he's thought long and hard about this, and it's a great opportunity for him to take that challenge. And you never know if that opportunity is going to present itself again next year."

 

Fleck says Athletic Director Rob Mullens is already searching for Kelly's replacement.  Meanwhile Offensive Coordinator Mark Helfrich will step in during the search.

 

Fleck adds that the team is pretty solid with 15 returning starters next year.

 

There will be a big "Duck signing event"  here in Bend on February 6th at the Seventh Mountain Resort.


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