Found May 23, 2013 on Eagles Eye:
I love all the hype about Chip Kelly's collegiate enthusiasm being brought to a professional team...I even relish the news that other teams in the league (including Andy Reid's Kansas City Chiefs) are introducing musical soundtracks and timing periods into their OTA practices. But all the publicity and the copycat adulation got me to thinking: what exactly are the historical odds of a new head coach coming out of college and turning an NFL loser into a winner?             Bill Walsh and Jimmy Johnson did it successfully, coaching five Super Bowl winners between them. But it has become more obvious than ever that the road they traveled was a lonely one. Bobby Petrino's disgraceful move, from the Atlanta Falcons a few years ago back to college, served as the latest clear reminder of how difficult it is for football coaches to make the trip in the other direction. The game may look the same, and the field is still the same size. ...
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