With Eagles head coach Chip Kelly’s innovative offense running circles around the NFL, his NFC East rivals were apparently looking to hire someone with inside information as to how to stop it.
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Former Oregon Ducks defensive coordinator Nick Aliotti, who served with Eagles head coach Chip Kelly during Kelly’s outstanding tenure with the school, told news outlets that he had been offered jobs by NFC East teams to help them beat Kelly’s offenses.
“I have been asked by everybody in the NFC East …” Aliotti told the Oregonian. “The Giants asked me to come back when Chip got the first job. I didn’t feel right doing that. Some teams have called when they’re getting ready to play the Eagles and they call and have certain questions on the thing. Unless I know the guy and he’s a good friend, I don’t get involved with that.”
According to Aliotti, the teams that play the Eagles twice every year have all contacted him with offers for his services.
Aliotti served as the Ducks defensive coordinator from 1999 to 2013, overlapping with Chip Kelly’s head coaching tenure from 2009 to 2012 where they won four PAC-10/PAC-12 championships and played in the 2011 BCS National Championship game. He retired in 2013 and has not made any indications that he plans to return to football in any capacity.