• Ex-Eagles coach Kelly hired as new 49ers boss


    SAN FRANCISCO: Chip Kelly, fired last month as coach of the Philadelphia Eagles, was hired on Thursday (Friday in Manila) as the new coach of the San Francisco 49ers, charged with rebuilding a team that went 5-11 last season. Team chief executive Jed York tweeted the news that he and 49ers general manager Trent Baalke had selected Kelly, whose Eagles went 7-9 last season, to replace the fired Jim Tomsula. Kelly, 52, coached the Eagles to a 26-21 record over the past three NFL seasons before being fired December 29. Before that, he went 46-7 in four seasons coaching the University of Oregon.



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