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The Linc - Chip Kelly, the next Jimmy Johnson?


Eagles' Chip Kelly could use Jimmy Johnson's tenure with Cowboys as blueprint - Yahoo! Sports
Lurie and the Eagles made the boldest hire of the offseason when they lured dynamic coach Chip Kelly from Oregon. Like Johnson in the 1980s when he built UM into a brash power, Kelly took a rising Oregon program to a higher level, competing for national championships. Also like Johnson, Kelly comes to the NFL with zero experience in the NFL. While Johnson went on to create a team that won three titles in four years (the latter coached under similarly inexperienced coach Barry Switzer), the number of good college coaches who have tried the college-to-NFL transition and failed miserably is long.

Eagles focus on edge rushers, secondary at the Senior Bowl – Blogging the bEast
The week of Senior Bowl practices give NFL teams a good look at how some of the better college prospects compete during practice, and it also gives teams a great opportunity to speak with players they may have an interest in. It’s the equivalent of a very elaborate job fair. There are a number of different means for scouts and coaches to speak with players of interest.

E.J. Manuel leads South to Senior Bowl win - College Football News | FOX Sports on MSN
EJ Manuel's January couldn't have gone much better on the field. More importantly, he's hoping for a similarly happy February for his family. The Florida State quarterback passed for a touchdown and rushed for another on the South's first two drives in a 21-16 victory over the North in the Senior Bowl on Saturday, and was named Most Outstanding Player.

Cowboys LB Anthony Spencer’s agent: ‘He’d love to stay in Dallas’ | Dallas Cowboys Blog
On Sunday, Anthony Spencer will play in what will be his first — and perhaps only — Pro Bowl as a member of the Dallas Cowboys. Spencer is scheduled to become a free agent in March and is expected to be a hot commodity after having a great season in which he led the Cowboys in tackles with 95 stops and also collected a career-high 11 sacks.

Huge trade market for Jets' Darrell Revis
One NFL general manager called the trade interest in Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis "one of the biggest potential trade markets for a player ever." He likened the growing interest in Revis to when Reggie White was leaving the Eagles as a free agent or the Peyton Manning sweepstakes last year.

Eagles unlikely to hire Steve Spagnuolo
Since Steve Spagnuolo was fired Thursday by the Saints, the prospect of the Eagles hiring the former Eagles linebackers coach, Giants defensive coordinator, Rams head coach, and Saints defensive coordinator has become a hot topic.

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