Dec 30, 2015 3:11 PM
Philadelphia Eagles fire head coach and NH native Chip Kelly
PHILADELPHIA - Philadelphia Eagles coach and N.H. native, Chip Kelly, has been fired two years early from his five year contract with the football team, according to ESPN.
The abrupt move came Tuesday night, five days before their final game of the 2015 regular season. The Eagles were eliminated from the playoffs contention when they lost to the Washington Redskins Saturday night.
According to ESPN, Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie had been thinking for weeks about making changes in the team's structure, including stripping Kelly of personnel control.
And this abrupt move caught some Eagles players off guard.
"It was unexpected," wide receiver Jordan Matthews told ESPN. "I had no idea it was coming. I found out like everybody else."
Kelly has reported that he wants to stay in the NFL rather than return to college football.
This Dover native has an extraordinary college coaching resume, along with offers from NFL teams before he signed on to the Philadelphia Eagles.