Chip Kelly supposedly working on a deal to become next head coach of Tampa Bay

Submitted by The Baughz on January 22nd, 2012 at 8:17 PM

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.!/RoFloESPN


Doctor Wolverine

January 22nd, 2012 at 9:37 PM ^

If (when) Denard has a stellar season next year and shows he can be a capable passer at the next level, what are the chances that a Kelly led Bucs team drafts him as their dual threat QB. I'm not sayin', I'm just sayin'. That could be his best bet if he wants to play QB rather than receiver in the pros.


January 22nd, 2012 at 9:40 PM ^

If Kelly is moving to Tampa Bay for the money, Nike, errrr Oregon, will match whatever the Bucs are offering him to stay with the Ducks.


January 22nd, 2012 at 9:58 PM ^

Kelly is intrigued by the challenge of coaching at the highest level and not having to deal with parents and the NCAA oversights that are inherent to coaching in college, the source told Schad

Saw this on the ESPN article. Kelly probably doesn't want details like this floating around.


January 22nd, 2012 at 10:13 PM ^

Time for RR to take over the Pac 12! Though i have a good amount of money on arizona finishing with a losing record this year.

Speaking of RR, I just finished Three and Out. Better go make a thread about it!

Incredible Hoke

January 22nd, 2012 at 10:26 PM ^

Wow, that would be some big change. He would have Josh Freeman,  a mobile quarterback that can make most throws. A few scheme changes, and bringing something most people haven't seen to the NFL could work. 


January 22nd, 2012 at 10:43 PM ^

Kelly's offense appears to have much more sophisticated passing concepts than what Rodriguez and Meyer offer. Wouldn't be surprised if he succeeded at the pro level.


January 22nd, 2012 at 11:23 PM ^

I can't believe Kelly would leave Eugene and Phil Knight's unlimited bankroll for the headaches of the NFL. He won't last out whatever contract he gets with the Bucs.


January 23rd, 2012 at 1:22 AM ^

Losing your two most explosive players probably doesn't help either a la Urban Meyer. Stock is high so cash it in...and yeah, he's gotta be running from something.


January 23rd, 2012 at 5:22 AM ^

Woke up to this just now, broke around 3 AM. 


"Source at Oregon confirms that Chip Kelly is staying. Change of heart in the last hour."
"Source: "I don't know what to say... he changed his mind.""
I really don't think his offense would work in the NFL, so it's probably better off he stay at Oregon, if this is true. He has something good going on there. They don't need Thomas, Bennett is just as good, plus DAT. 


January 23rd, 2012 at 5:32 AM ^

Chip Kelly's stock is rising...the laughing stock that is.  Never under any circumstances trust anyone who wears a visor!!!  Its for Spurrier and 50+ year old, female golfers, in the movie Caddy Shack only!


January 23rd, 2012 at 7:53 AM ^

Who can Michigan pick up? Maybe Pharoah Brown and Dwayne Stanford. Evan Baylis is a name I vaguely remember at a position of need-ish (unless Brown flips back--would Michigan take 3 tight ends?). Byron Marshall is in the Hoke recruiting footprint, and at a position where we're recruiting, but he's not the type of back that Michigan would want (Scout lists weaknesses as 'power' and 'toughness.'). I think RR might benefit from this, actually.

I'm pretty surprised with how not outstanding Oregon's class is. I thought they'd be able recruit better than what I'm seeing here.

EDIT: Oh well.