Chip Kelly tops list of NFL head-coaching candidates

  • By Kareem Copeland
  • Around the League Writer
  • Published: Dec. 2, 2012 at 09:49 a.m

NFL Network analyst Michael Lombardi broke down the expected coaching changes in Philadelphia and San Diego on "NFL GameDay Morning." One name was at the top of both lists: Chip Kelly

"He's the prettiest girl in the school," Lombardi said Sunday. "Everyone is going after Chip Kelly because of what he brings uniquely offensively."
NFL teams with a vacancy are expected to make a heavy push for the University of Oregon coach. Many believe this is the year Kelly will jump to the NFL.
If the Eagles fire Andy Reid and can't get Kelly, Lombardi said Carolina Panthers offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski could be a sleeper selection in Philadelphia.
"It'll be an offensive coach," Lombardi said.
The Eagles also have a decision to make at quarterback. Do they stick with Michael Vick or turn things over to rookie Nick Foles?
The Chargers have their quarterback in Philip Rivers. He just needs to play better. He also could use some better teammates. General manager A.J. Smith and coach Norv Turner are expected to share the same fate -- being fired.
"It's going to have to be somebody who understands developing Philip Rivers," Lombardi said.