Widener Football Coach Not Happy with Chip Kelly
Widener head football coach Mike Kelly wasn't too happy with Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly after his team suffered a 45-7 home loss to Linfield (Ore.) College in the Division III national quarterfinal.
"Make sure you put in the paper that we thank Chip Kelly and I hope the Seahawks do well tomorrow," Mike Kelly said, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. "He was helping them out. Maybe somebody in Philadelphia ought to buy him a map so he knows where he lives now. But, go Seahawks."
As many Eagles fans are aware, Chip Kelly was the coach at University of Oregon before he came to Philadelphia. Widener, located in Chester, PA is about 14 miles from the Nova Care Center, but Mike Kelly wasn't to happy that Chip Kelly opened the Eagles indoor practice facility to allow Linfield to practice before their playoff game.
According to the Inquire story both Chip Kelly and former Oregon quarterback and current Eagles quarterback coach Bill Musgrave stopped by to give some words of encouragement to the Oregon team.
"That was a neat opportunity for us," Linfield coach Joseph Smith said. "Knowing Coach Kelly from his Oregon days and the connection there, so it was great to have him let us come out there and practice. That was fantastic."
Widener had never lost a playoff game at their home, Quick Stadium, was 12-0 entering the game, Linfield was coming off an upset over the No. 2 seed Mary Hardin-Baylor last weekend.
Mike Kelly was an Eagles assistant under Andy Reid in 2011-2002 and was certainly not happy that Chip turned his back on Philadelphia and some of the people who currently work for the organization.
“I don’t know if Chip knows it or not, but his secretary’s husband is a Widener grad, so he probably ought to figure out where he’s living now,” Mike Kelly said.