Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 1/24/13
Chip’s Gone! Now that the news has been out and circulating for a few days, let’s break down the Chip Kelly to Philadelphia move and how it affects the Washington Huskies, specifically. There’s at least five reasons the Huskies benefit from his departure. Recruiting This one is obvious. The Man in the Visor is no longer in Eugene, something all Husky fans should be happy about.   Chip Kelly and his staff were top-flight recruiters. You only needed to glance at their stud-filled recruiting classes every year, or notice how well they reloaded each season, to know this was true. Oregon was on the short list of every big time recruit in the pacific northwest and blue-chip players across the country. The Ducks will still likely pull a good class, but their recruiting future looks a little dimmer without Chipper selling kids. The University of Washington will have an easier time recruiting the area now. There’s another benefit. Oregon had reached the level where it could cherry pick some ...
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