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49ers hire Chip Kelly as head coach

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The San Francisco 49ers have a new coach, and I'd say Chip Kelly counts as a splashy hire. Can he lead the turnaround?

The San Francisco 49ers have hired a new head coach, and it certainly is a splashy hire. The team has hired former Philadelphia Eagles and University of Oregon head coach Chip Kelly!

Jed York announced the decision on Twitter, and that wraps up a week and a half long process. The team was deciding between Kelly and Mike Shanahan, and decided on the recent Philadelphia Eagles head coach. He was fired after his personnel control went haywire. There was plenty of controversy to close out his tenure, and we'll be breaking down ALL the details.

In the meantime, he's an offensive mind who some have suggested would really like to keep Colin Kaepernick around. It remains to be seen what kind of personnel involvement Kelly will have, but this changes a lot of the Colin Kaepernick dynamic. Whether or not Kap wants to stick around remains to be seen, but it just got a whole lot more interesting.