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Reid Helped Eagles Secure Chip Kelly

Jan 18, 2013 12:31 PM EST

Andy Reid helped the Philadelphia Eagles secure a deal with Chip Kelly to become their next head coach.

Reid reached out to Kelly to recommend the franchise.

"One person I want to thank, in terms of advice in this whole thing, is Andy Reid," said Kelly. "And the fact that Andy reached out to me and told me about his experience here just told me what this organization is all about. There's not a classier guy. When Andy texted me (Wednesday) when I accepted the job, I told him I had really, really, really big shoes to fill. And in typical Andy fashion he said, 'Just be yourself and you'll be fine.' So I publically just want to thank Andy, because that really spoke to me about what this organization is all about."

Via ESPN