The Eagles released a statement tonight regarding their head coaching search and the fact that Penn State’s Bill O’Brien, Oregon’s Chip Kelly and now Notre Dame’s Kelly have all decided to stay with their schools and turn down opportunities to become the Eagles next head coach.
“There is no question we spent a considerable amount of time and effort looking at who we thought were the best collegiate candidates for our head coaching job. We did so knowing that there was a remote chance that these coaches would leave their current posts. We understood that going into the process, but we wanted to leave no stone unturned while trying to find the best head coach for the Philadelphia Eagles. We have no regrets about the effort we made in that direction and we will continue to proceed as planned in our search.”