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Chip Kelly is hired as San Francisco 49ers head coach

Chip Kelly is hired as San Francisco 49ers head coach

Chip Kelly is back on the West Coast.

After three years with the Philadelphia Eagles, the former Oregon coach has been hired by the San Francisco 49ers, the team announced Thursday. Coaching in the NFC West, Kelly will faces two meetings a year against the Los Angeles Rams as well as fellow former Pac-10 coach Pete Carroll, now head coach of the Seattle Seahawks.

Kelly becomes the 20th head coach in 49ers history, following Jim Tomsula, who was fired after just one season at the the helm. Owner Jed York 

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