Eagles preparing for run-heavy attack under Chip Kelly

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As Duce Staley transitions into his new role as the running backs coach under head coach Chip Kelly, one thing is for certain - the Eagles running backs should prepare to get the ball a lot.

"They should be licking their chops," Staley said.

In 2012, Oregon ranked fourth in the nation in total rushing yards (4,098), first in yards per carry (5.97), tied for first in rushing touchdowns (48) and third in rushing yards per game (315.2). Individually, three rushers gained over 700 yards on the ground. Running back Kenjon Barner was fourth in the nation in rushing yards per game (135.9).

And it's not as if the cupboard is bare when it comes to the talent at running back for the Eagles starting with All-Pro LeSean McCoy.

"He can be the best to play the game," Staley said.

In 2011, McCoy earned his first Pro Bowl and All-Pro nod as he gained 1,309 yards on the ground and scored a franchise record 20 total touchdowns and 17 rushing touchdowns. Last season, Bryce Brown notched the two highest single-game rushing totals by a rookie in franchise history.

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