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Chip Kelly changes mind, leaves Oregon for Eagles

After all the rumors and guesswork, Chip Kelly eventually changed his verbal commitment.

The Philadelphia Eagles announced Wednesday that they have hired Kelly as their next head coach to replace Andy Reid. Kelly was as responsible as anyone for the building of Oregon’s college football powerhouse. He brought in the spread offense scheme that dominated so many teams, including Washington, which has lost to Oregon nine consecutive times.

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Pac-12 Saturday wrap

What we saw Saturday:

> The Cougs collapse. Washington State lost in Pullman to Colorado, 35-34. Colorado, one of the worst teams in the country up to this point, came back from 17 points down in the fourth quarter. Washington State had two narrows wins previously — 24-20 over Eastern Washington and 35-27 over UNLV — which it had trouble closing out. After asking to be punished for letting the game get close late, the Cougars finally were. Saturday, once up 31-14 in the fourth quarter, the Cougars ran 18 more offensive plays. They passed on 12 of them. Big win for Jon Embree and Colorado.

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Saturday’s Pac-12 viewing guide

De'Anthony Thomas may be the fastest thing on a football field in all of America. (DON RYAN / Associated Press)

Though the Huskies are off, there is plenty to watch this Saturday. Here’s the rundown of Pac-12 games. Get what you need to do out of the way early, so you can watch Arizona at Oregon at 7:30 p.m.

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Midseason awards for the Huskies and Pac 12

On Tuesday afternoon, I went on the Ian Furness Show on KJR-AM for a Pac 12 roundtable featuring Furness, co-host Jason Puckett – both WSU alums, UW sideline reporter and night show Elise Woodward and Scout.com’s Brandon Huffman. We discussed the Pac 12 season, including surprise teams, gave out some midseason awards and just general football discussion. It was fun. I figured I would post them on the blog. (podcast

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