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Eagles’ Kelly says he hasn’t heard from USC AD

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Eagles coach Chip Kelly says he has not heard from Southern California athletic director Pat Haden or any other schools with openings.

Kelly’s name frequently comes up when colleges are looking for coaches. He was successful at Oregon but has yet to match that in the NFL.

”I get it – we’re not successful and we’re not winning,” Kelly said Thursday. ”I came from college, (so) I’m going to go back to college.”

He hopes to become like the Giants’ Tom Coughlin, a former Boston College coach, ”where I win enough games that the speculation ends.”

Kelly is friends with Steve Sarkisian, who was fired this week at USC one day after being placed on leave.

”(He) is dealing with an issue right now and I wish him the best,” Kelly said.

Notes: Four players remained out of practice for the Eagles: linebackers Kiko Alonso (knee) and Mychal Kendricks (hamstring), wide receiver Nelson Agholor (leg) and defensive end Brandon Bair (groin).

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