Etched against a lead-cold, carbon grey November sky, the rumors flew like tracer fire, hell-bent on bringing to ground a twisted shard of truth.
Chip Kelly's a lock for the NFL.
He's already been in talks with the GM at Philadelphia.
Ex-Ducks Casey Matthews and Chad Peppars endorsed the Twitter scuttlebutt and then recanted. He is or he isn't. The rumors persist, largely and chiefly because Kelly's done nothing to dispel them.
If he WERE staying at Oregon, in spite of his penchant for playing his cards in the manner of voters in the New Hampshire primary, always coy with the media in the days leading up to the ballot, wouldn't it be in the best interest of the program and its recruiting fortunes to come out and sign an extension and declare his intention to remain in Eugene?
Kelly seems to love to stare down a firestorm, or shut down a line of questioning. Last month a reporter invited him to address "the elephant in the room" and speak about the persistent notion that he was...