Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Chip Kelly had a change of heart and the Philadelphia Eagles got the guy they wanted all along.
The Eagles named Kelly their new head football coach on Wednesday.
Kelly, who went 46-7 and led Oregon to a BCS bowl game in each of his four years with the school, will become the 21st head coach in Eagles history.
The 49-year-old Kelly will bring his innovative mind, lightning fast paced offense -- which averaged 44.7 points per game at Oregon -- and aggressive play calling to the NFL for the first time. He has no prior coaching experience in the NFL.
"Chip Kelly will be an outstanding head coach for the Eagles," Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie. "He has a brilliant football mind. He motivates his team with his actions as well as his words. He will be a great leader for us and will bring a fresh, energetic approach to our team."