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Kelly tells reporters at airport: 'The challenge is why I came'

After landing in Philadelphia, Chip Kelly briefly fielded a few questions from reporters.

Kelly explained that the decision to leave Eugene was very tough, especially leaving behind quality people and his staff at Oregon, but ultimately the challenge was something that he couldn't pass up.

"The challenge is what excites me, and that's why I came. It's a great city, an iconic franchise, an unbelievable owner, but I left some unbelievable people back in Oregon and that was the tough part...the human side of this whole thing." he explained.

When asked if this was his dream job, Kelly said, "My dream is to just win, and this is the best opportunity for me to win."

Kelly is expected to settle in and have an official press conference later today, but the clip below provides a solid few minutes of him fresh off of the plane, courtesty of KEZI9TV.


Author: Doug Samuels
Doug Samuels has been with FootballScoop since 2011. Samuels joined the FootballScoop staff after serving as a college scout as well as an assistant coach at the college level, where he was fortunate enough to have coached every offensive position by age 24. Samuels is a lifelong Michigan State fan, no huddle enthusiast, and currently coaches high school football in West Michigan.