Chip Kelly to stay at Oregon
Good call on his part, he'd have been a disaster in the NFL.
His annoying personality and obsession with being fast is best to stay at oregon.
He is the most "oregon" coach of any coach.
I'm not so sure about his personality, but this is actually really well said. Kelly double-downing on Oregon is amazing for that program, and for college football. It's great to have innovative minds like his remain in the college ranks.
...To challenge SC. I think RR had a lot to gain with chip leaving too.
With the personality, it's more of the everything has to be fast factor.
You run to the line of scrimmage, it's gotta be fast.
You get onto the practice field, it's gotta be fast.
You gotta take a shit? It better be fast.
I don't think I've heard an interview with him and he's doesn't mention fast. Which I guess is just the oregon way.
With the NCAA bearing in on Oregon, this is a bit of a surprise...but at least a coach will have to live with the sanctions under his own watch.
Come on, Wilma Edwards. If you're doing a shtick, maybe you should reevaluate. If not, spend a little time looking around the site and see what kind of comments people usually make on threads before jumping back in.
before the mods give you a one-way ticket to Bolivia...
You don't really think that the NCAA is going to do anything serious to Oregon, do you? I think Kelly turned down the job precisely because he knows nothing is going to happen. Phil Knight has way too much money and influence.
Not sure if it's going to be a loss of scholie's or bowl games, but something is brewing in Eugene. Way to much smoke for there not to be a fire. I think the big thing is waiting to see how soon they'll be punished. With the NCAA creating a farcical "tiered punishment system," it will be interesting to see if they get hit before or after the new system is put in place.
An Oregon super-booster was able to keep him there. Seems like he was just using NFL teams again to get another big raise. There better not be an NFL team dumb enough to come knocking next year.
You find Cleveland funny? You look funny..
I was awfully curious to see how that offense would have worked in the NFL.
Especially now since he was considering the Eagles. We possibly could have seen Kelly's offense + Michael Vick = pointz, assuming it worked out
As has been discussed in other threads, Kelly's offense is a pass-based spread. The Qb running is not the focus of the offense. That makes me think that it may translate to the NFL.
Vick however has never been a good passer, by his own admission cannot read defenses very well, and has been a turnover machine in Philly. He's also getting old by nfl standards.
Jim Mora Sr said Vick was a coach killer after his kid got canned from the falcons. Time has proved him correct with all of his coaches getting canned wityh the exception of Petrino who left before he go whacked.
I don't watch pro ball, but am forced because of geography to listen/watch the Eagles and Steelers. Kelly coming to Philly had me mildly interested. But Vick is nothing more than fool's gold.
What happened with Cleveland? Money? It seemed like a perfect fit. Also, aren't their sanctions coming?
I would say because it's not a perfect fit.
Cleveland management is incompetent and cowardly.
I really wanted somebody to attempt the spread 'n shred in the NFL, just to see if it could work.
A "report" button to flag admins. This we need.
as long as it's used responsibly (not implying you wouldn't), you can post concerns on the Moderator Acton Sticky.
Looks like Phil Knight backed up the brink trucks.
I wonder if the NFL will come calling again next year. Teams are going to get annoyed with him before too long.
They'll still probably lose half of their cheerleaders to the NFL.
Good news for college football.
Better news for fake scouting agencies.
The man is a king at Oregon, smart move on his part again to parlay his NFL offers into a salary bump
I'm definitely surprised by this. I thought Cleveland was a perfect fit for Kelly with Richardson, big recevers in Gordon and Little, and McCoy actually being a good fit for his offense. I wonder if Kelly just wants to hold off till winning a MNC. He's still got time to make the jump to the NFL, but he should make it sooner rather than later.
The roster has a lot of talent for a coach like Kelly to work with. He may have backed out and wanted to stay in Eugene; I don't blame him. I also question the Browns front office; they may have showed their cold feet and not trusted his system in the NFL. I was really intrigued by this move by the Browns but I think both will probably be better off without each other.
He would need the perfect situation - a proven NFL option QB (Seattle, SF (?), Washington - without the blown knee). Anything else would be watching a 3 year experiment praying for a draft miracle. Philly and Vick wouldn't work -too old.
1. I think he's gonna get blasted tomorrow night
2. Domers will now really feel entitled to a NCS appearance on a regular basis.
3. Which will never happen. This was a miracle season about four different ways.
4. He's been rumored to have NFL aspirations.
Short answer no
Your argument is not sound
I thought he would leave town to avoid sanctions just like Pete Carroll did.
Then he interviewed at Cleveland and decided maybe sanctions weren't so bad after all.
MGrowOld, I am sorry.
Coming from you that means a lot. Thank you.
Sorry - the post I was responding to fit caved.
It is quite a tribute to inspire a follower like that. That must be who negged you for no apparent reason when you were posting from the Outback Bowl.
I live in Oregon, and you would think the Duck fans just won the national title with him staying.
They might, next year.
I was looking forward to seeing all those weird signs he makes for play calls in the NFL...then again he could just use the NFL QB communication system but that would not be any fun
Trolling standards sure are slipping these days. Don't they teach anything in the schools any more?
I bet she has a brother named Herm.
Ducks have to be a big favorite next year with Mariotta and Black Mamba returning.
Still can't believe that guy came out of nowhere (NHU).
Saban! Saban! Saban! Everybody with me!
There's an interesting piece from John Canzano at the Oregonian on his theory regarding Kelly's repeated flirtations with NFL vacanies - (LINK) - and I didn't see it posted anywhere else.
Long story short, the author theorizes that we're watching Kelly gain a knowledge of the interview process for NFL vacanies, and that there isn't much question that he would make this jump one day. Canzano believes, however, that his is after a particular job, one that many current and former New Englanders would want - Bill Belichick's.
It's an interesting idea considering that the Patriots have consulted with Kelly on a number of occasions regarding the implementation of no-huddle concepts in their own offense. I am not sure if it is an idea that has legs, but the article is an intriguing piece and worth a read.
Honestly, I've never seen why a college coach who has built a dynasty would consider jumping to the NFL (except for maybe when you definitely know that heavy sanctions are coming, like Carroll). Once you've achieved that status, the recruiting advantages are huge relative to 90% of your competition. That's very different from the NFL, where the draft and free agency are great levelers. I think Saban realized this pretty damn quickly when he coached the Fins. It's possible that NFL teams will end up paying more (although w/Oregon, even that's not clear given the availability of Nike $), but c'mon - these guys are all millionaires, anyway, it's not like they're hurting for cash.
Sanctions are coming to Oregon. And they will be heavy.
I am pessimistic about that. I interpret Kelly staying at Oregon as a sign of confidence that sanctions will be insignificant. If there is any LOIC or FTM, Oregon will absolutely have to fire him as a sign of penance, ala OSU and Tressel. I just don't think that it is coming.
You should be looking at it less like "sanctions will be insignificant" and more like "he's hoping he can squeeze one more year out of his absolutely stacked team while the NCAA drags is feet 'investigating'."
I think recruiting has a lot to do with it. NFL coaches work insane hours during the season, just like college coaches, but during the offseason they can get away from it (at least some of the time) whereas college coaches are always recruiting. The recruiting process never ends for a coach; you just move on to the next class after signing day.
1) He's never won a NC, even though Oregon is dirty, has the best facilities of any team, and has an endless supply of Nike money and uniform-flair
2) He's a system guy, who needs a GM and owner who understand this. He would need 2-3 years to build anNFL team that is 100% into his system (WR's who block, OL that sprint to the line every play, a team that will look to the sidelines for the audibles...). That's not easy to do in the NFL and will take time. If this fails, the new coach needs another 2-3 years to undo that mess
3) He needs to build an NFL staff (particularly on D) that is strong and wants to learn under him. This isn't the easiest thing to do when you have a unique system
4) The spread and tempo ideas that Kelly uses are slowly going into the NFL into hybrid systems (see Pats and Redskins). Owners think, let me get an safe coaching hire and then hopefully get RG3, Luck, Wilson in the draft and boom...playoff without the risk, expense, and ego of Kelly.
He won't get an NFL job, unless it's with somebody that has sucked for many years like the Jaguars.
If you think the NCAA was slow to sanction Miami (YTM), Ohio State, and (*insert name of the renegade SEC program of your choice here*), and then only acted with wrist slaps when action was unavoidable, just what do you think they will do to the favored program of the UNI4MZ provider of so manyother big programs of the NCAA?
Oregon isn't going to be hit with anything that would be considered significantly impacting to their program; they already know that, and that is why they and their masters at Nike are able to stuff a lot more money up Mr. Kelly's caboose to keep him in Eugene. The NCAA has proven remarkably adept at not biting the hands that feed them.
Oregon draws a lot of water in this town, Lebowski...you don't draw s***.
Envelop me in your loving embrace. Snuff out my foolish dreams of justice and level playing fields.
I'm surprised, given that he seemed open to interviewing for every NFL job out there (or at least three of them). But I think he is better-suited for college.