PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — The Philadelphia Eagles fired head coach Chip Kelly, nearly 3 years after he left the Oregon Ducks for the NFL.
In a statement, the Eagles chairman and CEO Jeffrey Lurie said, “We appreciate all the contributions that Chip Kelly made and wish him every success going forward.”
The Eagles also fired Ed Marynowitz, their vice president of player personnel.
Pat Shurmur will be the interim head coach for their final game of the season this Sunday against the New York Giants. Tom Donahoe will take over as senior director of player personnel.
Almost exactly one year ago — Jan. 2, 2015 — Kelly assumed more influence in the Eagles organization when vice president of player personnel Tom Gamble was fired.
At that time, Kelly made it clear he has final say on roster decisions and praised GM Howie Roseman for his expertise with contracts and the salary cap.
The Eagles missed the playoffs in 2014 after a 9-3 start, losing three straight games in December. They ended up 10-6 for the second year in a row, though they won the NFC East in 2013.
This year, the Eagles are 6-9 with one game left in the season.
Oregon Ducks probation
“Now that the NCAA has concluded their investigation and penalized the University of Oregon and its football program, I want to apologize to the University of Oregon, all of its current and former players and their fans,” Kelly said in a statement. “I accept my share of responsibility for the actions that led to the penalties.”
Kelly also added that the investigation did not prompt his decision to leave for the school to become head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.