Report: Kelly interviews with Eagles; Bears have interest?

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Report: Kelly interviews with Eagles; Bears have interest?

Multiple outlets are reporting that the Philadelphia Eagles and Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly met following the BCS Championship game, and that there is mutual interest between the two to fill the organization's vacant head coaching position. The news was first reported by Philadelphia Enquirer'sJeff McLane.
The Eagles, who fired head coach Andy Reid after 14 seasons, are set to interview Lovie Smith sometime this week.
Kelly has been the head coach at Notre Dame for three seasons, most recently helping the Irish to a No. 1 overall ranking and trip to the BCS Championship game, where they lost to Nick Saban and Alabama, 42-14. The Irish finished the season ranked No. 4 in the country with a 12-1 record.
CBS NFL Insider Jason La Canfora also said the Bears have interest in Kelly.

In addition to the Eagles, league sources say the Bears also have interest in Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly ... Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) January 10, 2013
After Black Monday, when seven NFL head coaches were fired the day after the completion of the regular season, Oregon head coach Chip Kelly took his name out of the running after meeting with the Eagles and Browns. Saban also said he would not be leaving the Crimson Tide for the NFL.

For what it's worth, Kelly insisted he was happy at Notre Dame.

When I took the job at Notre Dame, I think I said it was a dream job," Kelly explained Saturday at media day before the National Championship. "But I never went around day to day anything about being the Notre Dame head coach, because the job that I had in hand was what I was thinking about. And I think that's the same thing with the NFL.

"I think from my perspective I've got the best job in the country, NFL, college, high school, whatever. I just look at the place that I'm at and thankful for the opportunity that I have."

The Eagles aren't holding their breath, either.

Reuben Frank just told CSN Philly that the Eagles believe Brian Kelly will RETURN to Notre Dame following their interview Tuesday Ryan McGuffey (@RyanMcGuffey) January 10, 2013

2017 NFL Draft Profile: UCLA OLB Takkarist McKinley

2017 NFL Draft Profile: UCLA OLB Takkarist McKinley

As part of our coverage leading up to the 2017 NFL Draft we will provide profiles of more than 100 prospects, including a scouting report and video interviews with each player.

Takkarist McKinley, OLB, UCLA

6'2" | 250 lbs.

2016 stats:

61 tackles, 18 TFL, 10 sacks, 6 PD, 3 FF

Projection:

First round

Scouting Report:

"Ascending edge prospect who racked up impressive TFL and sack numbers this year despite a relatively raw approach and skill set. He's a little stiff in his lower body, but flashes good athleticism once the ball is snapped. McKinley's motor is a translatable characteristic, but improved hand usage and pass rush mechanics are what could elevate his game to another level as a starting, 3-4 outside linebacker. " — Lance Zierlein, NFL.com

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2017 NFL Draft Profile: California QB Davis Webb

2017 NFL Draft Profile: California QB Davis Webb

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Davis Webb, QB, California

6'5" | 229 lbs.

2016 stats:

4,295 YDS, 61.6 CMP%, 37 TD, 12 INT, 135.6 QBR

Projection:

Day 3

Scouting Report:

"System quarterback with more than 65 percent of his attempts coming inside of 10 yards. Webb has enough raw talent to be considered a developmental prospect, but his decision-making and accuracy issues beyond 10 yards is a big red flag that might be tough to overcome in the NFL." — Lance Zierlein, NFL.com

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