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USC Wants Chip Kelly to Be Next Head Coach?

October 9th, 2015 at 2:59 PM
By Eric Craig Herder

Despite the report that Chip Kelly told people within the Eagles organization that he is not going back to the college ranks, there is a new rumor about the Philadelphia Eagles head coach.

The USC Trojans were upset at home on Thursday night, losing to the University of Washington. USC is now 3-2 with tough match-up's coming up in the next couple of weeks.

According to Sports Illustrated's Pete Thamel, another loss could cost USC's second year head coach Steve Sarkisian his job, and Kelly could be receiving a phone call when, and if , that happens.

And that will certainly include Eagles coach Chip Kelly. USC had strong interest in Kelly when it hired Sarkisian. Not even halfway through his second season, there's worry that "Seven-Win Sark" will even get there. Things can get a lot worse for USC (3-2) with upcoming games at Notre Dame, home against Utah and then at California.

Rumors about college team's being interested in Kelly are nothing new. Just last season, it was believed that the University of Florida was trying to hire Kelly. Kelly told reporters last year that he had no interest in returning to coach at the college level and wasn't even called.

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Jason Peters Expected to Play on Sunday

October 8th, 2015 at 5:37 PM
By Eric Craig Herder

Philadelphia Eagles left tackle Jason Peters told reporters on Thursday that he will play against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday. Peters left last week's game against the Washington Redskins with a quad injury.

"I did the whole practice today," Peters said. "Feel good. About to go get iced up and then get ready for the Sunday."

This is a big sigh of relief for the Eagles because earlier this week they learned that Lane Johnson would also be available to play on Sunday despite a knee injury he suffered in the loss to the Redskins.

The offensive line has gotten off to a rough season and has taken a lot of the blame for the offenses struggles. Peters thinks that the line is close to getting things on the right track.

"We are not far," Peters said. "We have to start getting our chemistry together and get everything tightened up. Right now we're in a slump, but we aren't far off from where we used to be."

The only players that were not able to practice on Thursday were defensive lineman Brandon Bair, and inside linebackers Kiko Alonso and Mychal Kendricks.

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Chip Kelly Blames Coaching for Offense’s Slow Start

October 7th, 2015 at 2:58 PM
By Eric Craig Herder

Though the first four games of the season, the Philadelphia Eagles high powered, up-tempo offense has been hard to watch. They have only managed to score 3 points in the first quarters of the games, and only 12 in the first half of the four games.

A big reason why the Eagles have had so many 3-and-out's this season is because of the inability of the offense to gain positive yardage on first down or second down.

Chip Kelly is putting the blame for the slow start on himself.

"I've got to do a better job play-calling and put us in better situations so we've got a little more manageable third-down situations, in terms of being in third-and-long," Kelly said on Wednesday. "Percentage-wise, you're just not going to convert as much as you are going to convert on third-and-short and third-and-medium. So I think it's an effort for us to do a better job on first and second down."

This is the first time that Kelly is admitting that maybe he is not putting the team in the best place to succeed early on in games. He has recently said that the team just needs to execute better.

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Chip Kelly Tells Eagles He is not Going Back to College, According to Report

October 7th, 2015 at 2:24 PM
By Eric Craig Herder

With the Philadelphia Eagles getting off to a surprisingly slow start, there are a few people who are starting to think Chip Kelly will go back to coaching a college team sooner rather than later. Others have started to ask the question, "is Chip Kelly in the hot seat?"

Apparently, if it's up to Kelly, he's staying in Philadelphia.

According to Mike Freeman of, Kelly has told the Eagles he is not going anywhere.

The reason is simple: He has total control. A coach with the control Kelly possesses is extremely rare in the NFL. He has the keys to the car, and he wont' give up those keys easily.

According to a team source, Kelly has told people in the Eagles organization that he isn't moving back to college, and the idea that he would now is ridiculous. So, for the moment at least, that settles that.

Kelly as a coach should not be in any sort of "hot seat" at this point. He has had back-to-back 10 win seasons and his system works in the NFL. With Andy Reid's "guys" the Eagles set several franchise records offensively and at times looked unstoppable.

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The Philadelphia Eagles were Missing Several Key Players at Practice on Tuesday

October 6th, 2015 at 3:51 PM
By Eric Craig Herder

Since Chip Kelly became the head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles, the team as been one of the healthiest in the NFL. However, on a usually light day of practice, the Eagles were missing several key players who were sitting out of practice with some sort of an injury.

On the offensive line alone, Jason Peters, Allen Barbre, and Lane Johnson all sat out practice. Missing three out of five starters along the already struggling offensive line is a major blow to the offense, especially when they were already lacking depth along the line.

Peters left Sunday's game against the Washington Redskins with a quad injury. It is still unclear if he will play on Sunday. If not, expect Matt Tobin to replace him.

Johnson sat out practice with an MCL and ankle sprain. He told reporters on Tuesday that he is expecting to return in time for Sunday's game against the New Orleans Saints.

Barbre was seen standing next to Peters and Johnson on the sidelines of Tuesday's practice. There was no word on his condition and his status for the game on Sunday is up in the air. Hopefully it is nothing serious and he will be ready to go against the Saints.

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