PHILADELPHIA - Eagles coach Chip Kelly was more interested in discussing the future than the past Tuesday.
Kelly deflected a couple of questions concerning the NCAA's investigation into possible recruiting violations during his tenure at the University of Oregon and instead chose to reflect on the first session of the Eagles' three-day minicamp at the NovaCare Complex.
According to the Oregonian, the university released documents that Oregon is admitting that Kelly and his staff committed at least one major violation. The school has proposed to the NCAA to institute its own two-year probation for the Ducks football program and a reduction of one scholarship for each of the next three seasons.
Kelly issued a statement earlier Tuesday.
"I am aware of the recent reports and of the ongoing investigation being conducted by the NCAA and the University of Oregon," Kelly said in the statement. "While at Oregon, I know we were fully cooperative with all aspects of the investigation and I will continue to contribute in any way that I can. But until the NCAA rules on the matter, I will have no further comment."
After Tuesday's practice, Kelly said the investigation had "absolutely no impact" on his decision to take the Eagles' job after spending the previous six seasons at Oregon as head coach (2009-12) and offensive coordinator (2007-08).
Kelly, offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur, defensive coordinator Billy Davis and the rest of the coaching staff spent Tuesday's workout teaching their new systems to 74 returning veterans, free-agent acquisitions and trade pickups.
The practice was closed to the media and none of the players were available for comment Tuesday.
Kelly is expected to institute a read-option offense similar to the one that he used to light up scoreboards at Oregon. He revealed that Michael Vick and Nick Foles both took their share of reps with the first-team offense Tuesday and Dennis Dixon, who played for Kelly at Oregon, also got in some work.
"The depth chart is not a big deal at this point," Kelly said. "It's more like a seating chart than a depth chart. This was day one and we're just trying to implement our offense and defense while also trying to be as efficient as possible. We just wanted to a lot of reps in on the field and start teaching these guys. We still have a long way to go, but so far, so good."