Oregon Football: Chip Kelly Staying With the Ducks

Chip Kelly Staying With Oregon

1/7/13 in NCAAF   |   Tyler_Waddell   |   426 respect

Chip Kelly has turned down the chance to coach in the NFL for the second straight season and will stay with Oregon, reports Annie Peterson of The Huffington Post.Blog Photo - Oregon Football: Chip Kelly Staying With the Ducks

This comes after lengthy weekend interviews with the Cleveland Browns and Philadelphia Eagles. Neither were able to give Kelly what he wanted, however: full control.

Kelly, an offensive guru, wanted to be able to do anything he wanted with his roster. Philly obviously wasn’t going to give him that, and Cleveland may not be ready to move on from the development (or lack of) of Brandon Weeden.

Oregon is 46-7 in the four seasons under Kelly, including four BCS bowl appearances and a national title loss in 2010. The Ducks have averaged 44.9 points per game during his tenure, running an innovative spread offense that has found so much success.

Kelly has five more years left on his contract, but don’t expect him to stay in Eugene that long. One of these days – which will probably be sooner than later – an NFL organization is going to buy into his demands and give him the control he desires.

But for now, he’ll have to settle for Marcus Mariota, De’Anthony Thomas, and the chance of winning a national championship in 2014.


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1/8/13   |   beerstudk   |   1538 respect

Look at the jobs he was offered guys..... no team had a legit QB which Chip needs in his offense to be succesful.  He'll wait until he can get a job with Cam Newton or an RG3 clone (maybe even Marcus Marriota, he's got NFL talent fo sho)

WR's and HB's are easy to draft, a QB that can run your system is not!!

1/7/13   |   genobibb007   |   19001 respect

Wise move by Kelly, he is not a pro coach, plus it would have been to much pressure on him to be successful quickly ala Steve Spurrier. The offensive system that he uses at Oregon would not work in the NFL.  Stay at OU     where you have a chance to win a national championship, plus they will give you more money.

1/7/13   |   Scott   |   53898 respect

I thought for sure Kelly would bolt regardless just to escape whatever the possible sanctions are the NCAA may hand down on Oregon