The Linc - Chip Kelly turns attention to staff

Rich Schultz

Kelly hiring won't matter without good assistants
Chip Kelly may be the big name but the Eagles' decision to hire him won't turn out well unless he surrounds himself with quality assistant coaches.

Source: Kelly eyeing Georgia's Grantham as def. coordinator
A league source tells CSN's Derrick Gunn that new Eagles head coach Chip Kelly is trying to convince Georgia defensive coordinator Todd Grantham to take the same position in Philadelphia.

LaMichael James says he's '100 percent' certain Chip Kelly's offense will flourish in NFL | OregonLive.com
LaMichael James said he isn't surprised Chip Kelly is bolting for the NFL to coach the Philadelphia Eagles.

Something is better than nothing | National Football Post
Nnandi Asomugha (CB)-Philadelphia Eagles: Prior to signing a five-year, $60 million contract ($25 million guaranteed) with the Eagles, Asomugha was considered as the NFL’s second-best cornerback behind Darrelle Revis. The expectation was that he would be Philadelphia’s best cornerback since five-time Pro Bowler Troy Vincent. Unfortunately for the Eagles, Asomugha’s play has been more reminiscent of Izel Jenkins, who was given the nickname "Toast" in the early nineties because he was burnt on too many long pass plays.

Don't expect Nick Foles or Michael Vick to start for Chip Kelly
If you were looking for Chip Kelly to declare who his starting quarterback was on his first full day on the job, then Thursday's press conference probably wasn't for you.

Jeffrey Lurie will have to play referee between Chip Kelly and Howie Roseman
It is an interesting organizational chart Lurie has devised, taking the old vertical chart and flopping it onto its side to make a horizontal. Instead of a direct line leading down from Lurie to Andy Reid to the front office, now there are two department heads on equal footing - Kelly and Roseman - each answering only to Lurie.

Eagles' Kelly hire neither bold nor risky
The truth is Kelly is Lurie's safest bet, at least from a public-relations standpoint. When the NFL season ended, Kelly was the most coveted coach out there. The Bills interviewed him, the Browns interviewed him, the Eagles did, too. He apparently had a few more lined up when he withdrew from NFL coaching searches back on Jan. 6.

Steve Spurrier: If Chip Kelly has personnel control, he'll succeed - NFL - Sporting News
The last time a mad-genius offensive coach went from the college game to the NFC East, it was Steve Spurrier with the Washington Redskins. You probably have a decent enough recollection of how that worked out. The short version: 12 wins, 20 losses and one severely damaged reputation.

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