I think Chip Kelly is making a big mistake, turning his back on Oregon for a shot at the NFL. He leaves a program, a university, a team of players, a number of recruits, and fans all over the country. What does he stand to gain?
The NFL might pay him well, but the stress might kill him. If he brings a "Duck-Style" offense to the Eagles he may not have the personnel there to play the kind of game we are seeing from the NFL teams who have the Quarterbacks to pull it off right now. Michael Vick is too accident-prone and, frankly, too old to pull it off.
He needs an Offensive Coordinator with NFL experience who understands and can implement the "Duck-Style" offense. Kelly began his Oregon coaching duties as the OC, but handling the Offense and being Head Coach at the same time is too much to expect of any NFL Coach.
Perhaps he has had NFL ambitions for years and years. Maybe he always thought of the college ranks as merely his stepping stone to the big time. I don't really understand this move, but I wish him luck. I still don't believe it is about the money.
And, by the way, the Eagles uniforms could use some updating.