San Francisco, Calif. – The San Francisco 49ers are parting ways with Chip Kelly and firing the team’s coach after just one season.
The former Oregon Ducks football coach took the job with the 49ers after he was fired following three seasons as head coach for the Philadelphia Eagles.
Portland NBC affiliate KGW reports Kelly wen 2-14 in his single season with the 49ers. He went 26-21 in his three seasons with the Eagles.
The 49ers held a press conference Monday to address the firing.
49ers C.E.O. Jed York said, “First I want to let the fans know that I apologize for a 2 and 14 season. I apologize for being back here again making a change but I think it’s very important that we re-establish a championship culture. We need to make sure that we move forward and find the right head coach and general manager. Two guys that can work together and re-establish the level that we all expect and want from the San Francisco 49ers.”
During his time as head coach with the Ducks, Kelly went 46-7 in four seasons.
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