Found January 24, 2012 on The Sports Bank:
Every year this happens- you see a few bone-headed decisions when it comes to the NFL Draft and declaring underclassmen, the “what is he thinking?” reaction. This year it goes to Oregon Ducks QB Darron Thomas. Sure, he’s accomplished a lot. But he’s too small to see over the NFL linemen, his throwing isn’t consistent enough and he shapes up as a 5th-6th round prospect at best. Yes, he’s done quite a bit in college football. The junior passed for 30 touchdowns against just six interceptions. He also established an Oregon record for career touchdown passes (63) and tied the mark for touchdown passes in a game (six). He’s the 14th rated passer in the nation. A year after leading the Ducks against Auburn in the Bowl Championship Series title game, Thomas prepares to face the Badgers in the 98th Rose Bowl game. “I think I’ve improved a lot, just the knowledge of being a quarterback, learning from two years ago, starting with Coach Helfrich, just learning a lot. I’ve overcome a big lear...

On $th and Goal, Chip Kelly makes the right call

Just before midnight, reports were widespread, from Joe Schad to George Schroeder, that Chip Kelly was gone, signing a deal to coach the Tampa Bay Bucs. The Oregon Athletic Department had a short list ready. Just after midnight, Schroeder and others announced that Kelly had changed his mind, that his heart, for now, was in college football and coaching the Oregon Ducks. Trouble...

Chip Kelly is the New Coach of the Tampa Bay Bucs…Or Not

It looked like Oregon Ducks head coach, Chip Kelly, was on his way to Tampa late last night, but before you could say “quack, quack, Mr Duckworth”, he informed the university that he was staying put in Eugene. When it was initially reported that he was going to take the Tampa job, my immediate reaction was that Oregon was about to get the hammer from the NCAA. I just never thought...

Chip Kelly releases statement

EUGENE, Ore. - University of Oregon football coach Chip Kelly has announced his intentions to remain as the Ducks' head coach.

Kenjon Barner on ESPN's College Football Live, talks 2012 outlook, and decision to return

Kenjon Barner did a live interview with ESPN's College Football Live today and revealed that he had been "extremely close" to declaring for the NFL draft. He also discusses the Ducks' outlook for 2012 and Chip Kelly's decision to pass up pro offers and remain as Oregon coach:

Chip Kelly sticking with Ducks

Last night college football fans that follow the Oregon Ducks probably went to bed thinking head coach Chip Kelly was making the move to Tampa Bay to be their professional franchises' new leader.

Are The Ducks For Real?

Following the Oregon’s men’s basketball team’s victory over the UCLA Bruins, the Ducks now find themselves tied with California at the top of the Pac-12 standings at 6-2. This marks the Ducks’ best start to a season since they went 6-1 during the 2006-07 season and advanced to the Elite Eight. So the question arises: does this Oregon squad have what it takes to advance that...

Oregon's Kelly passes on Bucs' offer, GM says

Oregon coach Chip Kelly has decided not to take an offer from the Buccaneers to fill their head-coaching vacancy, Tampa Bay's general manager said.

Kelly staying at Oregon

Chip Kelly is staying at Oregon, meaning the Tampa Bay Bucs are still looking for a coach.

Recruiting weekend wrap

The Oregon Ducks had four official visitors during the second to last weekend before national letter of intent day and Duck Sports Authority breaks them down.
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