Whatever team Kelly ends up on, I hope they play the Patriots at least once a season. Hurry up offense on both sides would be fun to watch.
Chip Kelly to Eagles, Saban to Browns? both to be pursued
I would be shocked to see Saban leave. He tried the NFL and came back to college. He was not fired, he chose to come back. And if he did decide to come back, no way he would choose Cleveland.
I like Kelly's chances in the NFL as long as he moves away from the hurry up, that would kill his D in the NFL. You can do it at times like the Pats, but not the way he does it now.
Oregon doesn't run a hurry up, they run a no huddle and there's a huge difference.
You can do one without the other. But Oregon runs a no-huddle hurry up offense.
I could see Saban being successful in Cleveland since they appear to be on the right track and not a shit show like Miami, but it's still Ohio and Cleveland. Not sure if he'd want to live there.
I mean, I've never been there, but is Tuscaloosa Alabama all that great?
I have been both places. It is one hell of a lot better than Cleveland.
Lol as long as Michigan has Detroit , you can't talk shit about Cleveland and Ohio. Detroit is the crappiest city in the U.S by far
There are still states that would beg to have a Detroit... like Indiana... I cannot think of a more bland state.
Detroits bankrupt , crime filled and just about devoid of industry. It's best days where 30-40 years ago. I'd live in Cleveland over Detroit anyday.
Detroit (of which I lived inside the city limits for some time) and its metropolitan areas are pretty novel, gritty, rock star inducing, culture creating and awesome place to have lived.
i have no idea what Cleveland (aka the flats and rock and roll hall of fame stealer) is all about, but I don't care so long as you refrain from cliche disses of the d. "Crime and corruption". Seriously? Fu.
never mentioned anything about corruption i'm sure every city has that to some degree. We agree to disagree. Personally don't like Detroit and i'm not alone
From what I've heard Cleveland isn't much better. It's also in Ohio which automatically makes it bad.
Hampster to the Lions? Wait they already have one there.
Admittedly, I don't watch pro sports. I think in the last two years I may have seen 4 quarters of pro football in total.
But, I know Dallas has been on a decade+ trail of sucktitude. JJ has show a willingness to open the checkbook for the right coach. What he hasn't shown is the ability to stay in his skybox and let the football guys run the team.
Saban would be the first since Jimmy Johnson to have the clout to put him at arms length and actually win games.
Bill Parcels called and said it didn't work out so well for him.
Nick Saban the Pro coach in Ohio holding (potentially) three CFB NC rings compared to Urb coaching the college team. Meyer be like "Wha?" and throws his hat in the NFL ring.
I wonder how Jerry Jones and Saban would get a long because I see the Cowboys as a more natural progression for "Saint" Nick.
Urban also has a couple from FLA days
would make sense since he is from the Northeast part of the country if I'm not mistaken.
I would love to see this happen so that Bama & Oregon will have to scramble to replace iconic coaches in their program histories.
And whatever ramifications it has regarding Urban is all the more fun to think about for those miserable buckeye fans, many of them anyways...I've actually met some cool ones out here, maybe cause it's in CA.
It's a defence first town; it better work day 1
Defense first town? Not the last few years.
Detroit, Houston and Atlanta all ran the Run&Shoot. Most of their snaps were taken from under center though. Houston enjoyed the most success with it. Moon, Curtis Duncan, Haywood Jeffries, Lorenzo White, Ernest Givens &Co put up big numbers in the pass and run game.
What is we see RichRod in Oregon when this all shakes out? I could see it.
I don't get Nick Saban would leave. What successful college to NFL coaches have their been? Harbaugh and Carroll? Carroll only went back because he knew USC was going to get hammered. Saban gets paid like an NFL coach and is a God to those rednecks. Why leave?
Because it is there.
Coughlin, Parcells, Bill Walsh, Jimmy Johnson, Dick Vermiel,and Barry Switzer are examples of college to pro coaches who had more success than Pete Carroll and Harbaugh did in the NFL.
I forgot about Johnson and Switzer but none of the other guys metioned went from HC at college football-->NFL HC. Vermeil had prior NFL experience and not to mention most of NFL success came after he came back to coaching.
Parcells at Air Force. Coughlin at BC. Walsh at Stanford. Vermiel at UCLA.
Are you purposely missing the point? They all had coordinator experience in the NFL prior to becoming HCs. We're talking about guys jumping straight from college HC-->NFL HC.
Dennis Green, Mariucci, and Caldwell had some NFL success, but not Super Bowls like the others.
He is not leaving his throne in Tuscaloosa. We all need to move on. Nothing to see here.
I tweeted the original #21 Desmond Howard that Kelly will be going to the jets so he could use Timmy tebow in the spread
Tebow is too slow to run the spread n shred as a base offense in the NFL. I'm not sure why anyone thinks that's a realistic option.
Wrong. Mebow is going to the Jags.
Rex Ryan has been working hard to get fired. HIs teams have gotten worse every year. And Woody Johnson has the cash, and he needs to make a splash..
If anyone can back the truck up to Saban's house, it is the Jets.
...this day in age is absolutely beyond me. If I were Chip Kelly, I'd be taking a look at the Chiefs before I'd take a look at Philly. This is a team 24 months removed from hosting a first-round playoff game, has a lot of those pieces still in place, and may just need a QB. I'd rather show up in KC as a package deal with Geno Smith and be in a division with the gutless Chargers, laughinstock Raiders and soon-to-be 37-year-old Peyton Manning than head to the NFC East to duke it out with the Giants and RG3 every year.
Nick Saban is a great coach and I'd hire him in a second to run my NFL team, but if he heads to Cleveland sans QB, it will be Dolphins redux for him.
What's wrong with Foles? Philly has a lot of nice pieces fir a Kelly offense.