Chip says his feet are firmly planted in Philly
Eagles coach Chip Kelly said Wednesday he was not contacted by the University of Florida and would not have listened if he had been. "I think it's silly," Kelly said.
Chip Kelly said Wednesday that he adheres to the maxim, "be where your feet are," and "my feet are right here."
When the first question of Kelly's news conference had to do with a report about Florida supposedly planning to contact him -- though the Gators are reported to be deep in negotiations with Colorado State coach Jim McElwain -- Kelly turned to team spokesman Derek Boyko and said, "You won, Derek." Boyko had predicted that would be the first thing Kelly would be asked.
Kelly said neither he nor agent David Dunn was contacted by officials from Florida, and he would not have discussed their coaching job with them had they called. Does he find the attention flattering?
"No. I think it's silly," Kelly said. "I think things that are false are silly."
"I can't control what other people think or other people write, so I've never been concerned with it, never will be concerned with it," the Eagles' coach said. "I've been very, very fortunate in my career. Everywhere I've been has been a great situation."
Kelly is in the second year of a five-year deal to coach the Eagles, at about $6.5 million per year.
Special teams player/tight end Trey Burton and running back Chris Polk returned to practice Wednesday.
Kelly said a minor groin injury might have affected kicker Cody Parkey in the Dallas game, but Kelly said he doesn't think Parkey will be at all limited Sunday against the Seahawks.