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On The Quad: What's next for Oregon?

Kelly departs three weeks before National Signing Day. Dave Miller

Print This January 16, 2013, 02:45 PM EST
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With Kelly leaving Eugene, the Ducks need a new head coach.

Chip Kelly is leaving for the NFL after all.

Less than 10 days after appearing to be content with staying at Oregon, Kelly is departing Eugene to become the new head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles.

While he did not comment back on January 7 when reports broke that the Ducks would have their head coach back for the 2013 season, it appeared that Kelly once again would wait to test the NFL waters. But his reversal of course Wednesday makes more sense now, as he remained mum on the subject after reportedly turning down both the Cleveland Browns and Eagles earlier this month.

Kelly was 46-7 in four seasons at Oregon, and he led the Ducks to four consecutive BCS bowl games, which included the program's first Rose Bowl victory since 1917. The Ducks finished ranked in the top five of the season's final poll for three consecutive years.

So who is positioned to take over for Kelly in Eugene three weeks before National Signing Day?

Check out the On The Quad podcast to find out where the Ducks likely will turn now that Kelly has decided to leave the college game.


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