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Ducks future, former and current players go to Twitter to react to Chip Kelly

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Well, as of at least a couple days ago Chip Kelly was apparently serious about coming back to coach Oregon.

We know this because in a Tweet on Wednesday morning, offensive tackle recruit Nico Falah seemed pretty surprised by the news that Kelly had taken a job to coach the NFL's Philadelphia Eagles:

The shocking news that Kelly had left Oregon 10 days after calling athletic director Rob Mullens to tell him he would stay spread quickly, and Oregon players voiced their opinions on Twitter.

Mostly, the feedback was positive for Kelly from current and former Ducks:

As with any large group, we can't expect every member to feel the same way about an issue. And there were a couple current and former Ducks that were stunned by the news, like former Oregon linebacker DeWitt Stuckey:

Oregon defensive lineman Arik Armstead seemed like he was a bit stunned:

And that led to this exchange with Oregon recruit Tyree Robinson, who then retweeted many messages from fans of other teams begging him to come to their school:

Then Oregon receiver Josh Huff talked Robinson off the ledge:

So that probably runs the full gamut of emotions from all corners of the Ducks football world. And the majority opinion, based on some tweets right after the news, is that the Ducks don't really hold it against Kelly for leaving for the NFL, even after saying he would stay.

Running back Kenny Bassett put it best, and most simply, in his only tweet in the immediate aftermath of the Kelly news:

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