Saturday, October 25, 2014
Inquirer Daily News

Birds' Kelce: Would Love Reunion with Kelly

Eagles center Jason Kelce played three years for Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly, when Kelly coached the Cincinnati Bearcats. Wednesday night, after a league source said the Eagles had interviewed Kelly on Tuesday for their head coaching vacancy, Kelce called Kelly “an outstanding coach who manages his college teams very similarly to NFL organizations.”

Birds' Kelce: Would Love Reunion with Kelly

Eagles center Jason Kelce played three years for Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly, when Kelly coached the Cincinnati Bearcats. (David J. Phillip/AP)
Eagles center Jason Kelce played three years for Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly, when Kelly coached the Cincinnati Bearcats. (David J. Phillip/AP)

Eagles center Jason Kelce played three years for Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly, when Kelly coached the Cincinnati Bearcats. Wednesday night, after a league source said the Eagles had interviewed Kelly on Tuesday for their head coaching vacancy, Kelce called Kelly “an outstanding coach who manages his college teams very similarly to NFL organizations.”

“I would be extremely excited to play for him again, and he is a proven winner,” Kelce said.

One pattern from the Eagles’ coaching search doesn’t require Sherlock Holmes to deduce – they really like the college guys. Coming into this week, their two longest interviews were withOregon's Chip Kelly and with Penn State coach Bill O’Brien, who ultimately decided to stay in college. The Birds scheduled an interview last weekend with Syracuse coach Doug Marrone, but he agreed to coach the Bills before they could meet.

More coverage
 
Kempski's Corner: Sizing up Eagles-Cardinals, playoffs
 
Bowen and Hayes: Cardinals game important for Eagles
 
VOTE: Will the Eagles secondary contain the Cardinals?
 
In-depth look at what makes Chip...Chip
 
WIN: Make picks in our weekly pro football contest
 
DOWNLOAD: Philly Pro Football app
 
FORUMS: Will the Eagles repeat as NFC East champs?
 
Latest NFL odds
 
Buy Eagles jerseys and other gear
Is Brian Kelly a good fit for the Eagles?
Yes.
No.
Les Bowen Daily News Staff Writer
About this blog
Eagletarian is your home for comprehensive coverage of the Philadelphia Eagles.

Les Bowen Daily News Staff Writer
Paul Domowitch Daily News NFL Columnist
Latest Videos:
Also on Philly.com:
Stay Connected