Originally written on Oregon Sports News  |  Last updated 1/21/13
It's special to be able to do what you love every day…. Because of that, it doesn't feel like work. I don't take that for granted.   -          Chip Kelly Once upon a time (2007) in a land (not so very) far, far away (Eugene), a laconic soul from Manchester, NH, was introduced as Oregon’s new offensive coordinator.  Few fans west of the Continental Divide had heard of Kelly, a former defensive back at the University of New Hampshire whose first coaching job paid him the princely sum of $4000. As far as most Ducks fans were concerned, Kelly was a curiosity and little more. They cared about winning- and if Kelly could contribute to that, so much the better. The community of football coaches was much better acquainted with Kelly. While he was the offensive coordinator at UNH, his spread offense attracted attention for its frenetic pace and basketball-style fast break action.  During his eight seasons at UNH, Kelly’s offense averaged over 400 yards of offense and 30 po...
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