Per some twitter reports, Chip Kelly will be the next coach at Tampa Bay. I find this absurd. It makes me wonder if some serious sanctions are coming the Ducks way.
That would crack me up. But I think he's trying to hit the road before any NCAA sanctions head their way
yeah it'd quack me up too. ahahahaha!! :D
Lol, I read it as quack as well. Very surprising news. I am actually disappointed to here this because that makes USC's season that much easier and they are going to be stacked.
This sounds like the Pete Carroll exit maneuver. One step ahead of the NCAA po-lice. Kelly is probably thinking that it's too bad the Seahawks job wasn't available.
Sounds like he simply wants to go to the NFL. He had an interview with the dolphins before they made their hire. Players found out about the buccaneers deal today around three. Consesus among duck players is that it will be done soon. Hold on to those hats in Eugene...they could have quite a few players decommitt or leave.
If true, that would suck for Pharaoah Brown.
His offense is the only reason he's successful.
You basically just said the only reason he is successful is because he's a good coach......
Yeah I'm sure he would start by drafting Darren Thomas and LaMichael James. And I'm sure they would be equally effective.
Why would sanctions coming to Oregon affect the sanity of the Bucs' GM?
that damaged the sanity of the Bucs' GM.
after the Ohio scandel do you really think any program will get "hammered"?? I didn't think so.
I am not the grammar police...but this is egregious.
Dibs on the first Pharaoh Brown and Jake Fisher posts.
Better act quick. Seriously, though, I would love to have Pharaoh back in this class. Great player at a position of need to bring us to (likely) 28. Not sure we would take him and Grant, though.
I don't want Pharaoh back. He turned his back on Michigan. We don't need those types of players here.
Don't forget about Dwayne Stanford
That was my exact thought. I dont know how you could run that type of offense against an NFL defense that has exceptional speed at every position.
If Kelly utlimately winds up in the NFL, I expect (a) Oregon to be smacked with major sanctions, and (b) for him to fail pretty badly in the NFL. His system makes sense in college because most teams are poor at tackling in space and have a hard time preparing for that offense. But in the pros, teams can tackle guys in space at a much higher clip and you are not going to survive with a 1 or 2-read passing scheme.
Obligatory Denver Broncos/Tim Tebow response
Not all spreads are alike. Different system.
the Broncos didn't have a system, they had a couple plays.
They also had Tim Tebow, their savior.
He QB'd a team into the play-offs and won a play-off game, not bad.
tackling well in space at a higher clip. I've seen tons of missed tackles in NFL. You have to realize that the NFL offensive players are better athletes than college players so it's a wash.
I wouldn't say it's a wash. There are a lot more high-scoring games in college than in the pros, which suggests a greater imbalance between offense and defense at that level.
While it doesn't explain it all, and I agree there is an imbalance in the improvement, you have to take into account the time rules and how they affect the scores. The clock doesn't stop for first downs in the NFL which runs a lot of extra clock off, especially on long plays. There is also a lot more hurry up in college that adds to the scoring.
His system makes sense because his numbers work. QB running threat means either play down one in the box or one on one on the outside. After that he makes everything looks the same which makes it hard for a defense to read. Any NFL offense needs talent to make it go. His isn't asking anything new outside of the QB...and all of a sudden there's a glut of athletic former/current QBs thanks to guys like Chip Kelly.
The QB isn't nearly the running threat in Kelly's offense that people make it out to be. Darron Thomas carried the ball 56 times for 206 yards last season. It's basically a passing spread.
5th in rushing yards per game.
68th in passing yards per game.
The touchdown numbers are closer (42 rushing, 39 passing) but that's not a passing spread dawg.
A "passing spread" team doesn't necessarily throw more than it rushes. It just means that the QB is primarily a thrower. People have been talking about Kelly's offense like it's just like RR's, when the role of the QB is dramatically different.
It's not a passing spread in any sense that I usually see that term used. KIiff Kingsbury didn't threaten the DE w/ his legs in order to get numbers at the point of attack.
what are the chances that look for a running / throwing QB like DRob, in 2013 to run that kind of spread offense...???
Could it be Pete Carroll v2.0?
Time to make it a verb! Oh, wait. It already is.
Wow, I would love to see how a true spread would work in the NFL. Bad for college football though, his offense is a ton of fun to watch.
would make a great OC, maybe not head coach, is Mike Leach. That is basically what the best offenses in the NFL have become, spreads like Mike Leach ran at Texas Tech. Picture Aaron Rodgers in a Mike Leach offense...
I'll be curious to see who ends up in Eugene as the new Head Coach. Any ideas?
again, the Google works. It's not broken or anything
How about Yahoo?
one of my favorite posters, though probably unintentionally. I judge not