Found January 25, 2012 on
Oregon Sports News:
George Atkinson III
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Michigan State Spartans
The city of Eugene and much of the state of Oregon let out a collective phew as coach Chip Kelly announced that he would not be jumping to the NFL but had chosen rather to attend to “unfinished business” with the Ducks instead of trying to right the ship with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The rest of the Pac-12 probably responded with words I ought not repeat here, thinking they had been rid of that pesky wizard with his five-wide formations and his fourth-down conversions. But these two reactions, love from one’s friends and fear from one’s enemies, testify to the fact that Chip Kelly is a hot commodity right now.
This brings to my mind the fortunes of another Kelly. No, I’m not talking about some lady friend of mine, nor am I referring to Kelly Kapowski, Kellie Pickler, Jim Kelly, Kelly’s Heroes, or my aunt Kelly. I mean Brian Kelly, the head coach of my beloved Fighting Irish.
Now, you might be thinking, “Nick, this is a cheap way to sneak some Notre Dame talk into an Oregon sports...
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EUGENE, Ore. - University of Oregon football coach Chip Kelly has announced his intentions to remain as the Ducks' head coach.
The sudden coaching turmoil at Oregon did not have an effect on the recruiting visits last weekend.
And given how strong the Oregon program is, I doubt even Chip Kelly leaving would either, at least right now.
The lone official visitor not previously committed to Oregon was Las Vegas OG Cedrick Poutasi. Ranked as the nation's No. 10 guard.
Committed players making their...
EUGENE – University of Oregon football coach Chip Kelly has announced his intentions to remain as the Ducks’ head coach.
Via @MarkInBostonAccording to rumors, Chip Kelly was very close to leaving the Oregon job last night for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. This made some Duck fans very nervous and some USC Trojan fans very happy last night. Early this morning, these rumors changed from “He’s going to Tampa” to “He has changed is mind and is staying”.Does this mean serious sanctions are about...
Lose out on one prominent college football head coach? No problem, just hire another.
Just days after Chip Kelly spurned them by deciding to stay at the University of Oregon, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have hired Rutgers’ Greg Schiano to be their next head coach. He takes over for Raheem Morris, who was fired after a disastrous 2011 season in which the Bucs lost their final 10 games...
Just how close was Oregon's Chip Kelly from becoming the new head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sunday night? After confirming from a source in the athletic department that Kelly had accepted the job, the Eugene Register-Guard was forced to literally stop the presses when he changed his mind:
Another indication: By midnight Pacific time, Oregon was already lining up its...
Multiple reports said Chip Kelly and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were nearly finalizing a deal that would have brought the Oregon Ducks head coach to the NFL, but sometime late Sunday night Kelly changed his mind and, for now, is staying put in Eugene.
But before Kelly had his change of heart, Oregon reportedly was already thinking of successors. And it wasn’t going to shy away from...
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers, after coming oh-so-close to hiring Oregon's Chip Kelly, have apparently now landed on Greg Schiano of Rutgers. ESPN's Adam Schefter says Rutgers and Schiano are close to a deal.
It seems like the choice of Schiano comes out of nowhere. His name hadn't once been associated with any of the other coaching vacancies around the league. In fact, the...
Mike Florio gives a recap of Championship Weekend in the NFL, marked by wasted opportunities for the Ravens and 49ers. Florio also talks about the Oregon head coach Chip Kelly’s rejection of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ head coaching job.