Chip Kelly Staying With Oregon
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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