Chip Kelly apologizes to his former team. Image via Cleveland.com.
The NCAA issued sanctions for recruiting violations at the University of Oregon that took place during Chip Kelly’s tenure on Wednesday. The penalties didn’t amount to much for the school or the current Philadelphia Eagles head coach.
The NCAA Division I Infractions Committee said that Kelly and the Ducks failed to monitor the school’s program. As a result, Oregon will be put on probation for three years and lose one (count it- ONE) football scholarship for each of those years. Additionally, the school’ s official paid visits will go from 56 to 37 over the next three seasons and the program is banned from using any recruiting services over the three-year probationary period.
The investigation came about after questions emerged following a $25,000 payment in 2010 to Willie Lyles and his Texas-based Complete Recruiting Services. Lyles was connected with an Oregon recruit.
Kelly, who coached the Ducks for four seasons, ...