It’s understandable if you think that Chip Kelly was simply using the Eagles and Oregon to leverage a better deal. And it’s understandable if you believe that his intent was to end up in the NFL all along.
But the early indications in the wake of Kelly’s stunning decision to leave Oregon for Philadelphia are that people around the Oregon football program were simply blown away by the news. Including one of the school’s recruits.
Ducks recruit Nico Falah was stunned by the news as he sent out the following tweet this afternoon:
“Chip Kelly left?!?! He was my house 2 days ago.”
While the news of Kelly’s departure was certainly a curveball to the countless fans, media members, and league insiders who each had a close eye on the Eagles’ bizarre odyssey to land their next coach, certainly people within the Oregon program, including its players and recruits, must be simply stunned.