Good luck to Gene in Philly. He's gonna need it.
By the way, this article was posted a few days back...we'll see if it holds true.
It makes sense to give him a shot...they probably wouldn't be able get a superstar coach at this late date.
If Chip Kelly's last game at Oregon is the Fiesta Bowl, the Ducks have their next coach.
Offensive coordinator Mark Helfrich will be promoted to head coach if Kelly jumps to the NFL, according to a person with direct knowledge of the school's plans. This person spoke to USA TODAY Sports on condition of anonymity because Kelly is still the Ducks' coach.
Wow. Wrong Kelly. Wonder if he'll get criticized?
I'm a lead farmer
Chip had it made at Oregon. He pretty much owned the Pac-12. What the heck?
"In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act" - George Orwell
Dang It!! We won't get a chance to pound them into the ground under Kelly...Ugh. We showed the world ND's hype was wrong etc. so I was hoping to eventually play O too.
Listening to ESPN Radio today apparently he did some soul-searching...re-thought the decision....and with the "backdoor" left open for the position - he went for it.
I've been there on decisions. I think we all have. That's a pretty big decision - especially given we're talkin' about the Ducks!
I can't see a big stink being made about this unless it's from the Duck fanbase but from what has been posted in this thread I guess they support him.
If that's true - good for them!
I'm glad he's gone from the college ranks. Oregon's high-octane offense and Chip Kelly's coaching could pull off an upset win and it could be in the NC game. Now that's off the table.
Roughly three weeks until signing day. Kelly didn't do the Ducks any favors by waiting so long to pull the trigger. Now Oregon has to scramble to fill the coaching vacancy and also must hold together their recruiting class.
Stanford is probably the biggest beneficiary. Helps clear the path for another run at the PAC title.