Originally posted on The Daily Rival  |  Last updated 1/23/12

The Register-Guard of Eugene, Ore., like every news outlet covering the Chip Kelly saga Sunday night, was saying the Oregon Ducks head coach looked bound for the NFL, even going to press reporting that a source close to the matter said the deal was done.

But just before midnight on the West Coast the story changed after that same source informed the R-G that Kelly was staying, leaving the entire Register-Guard staff from top to bottom scrambling to get the story right. Reporter Adam Jude actually yelled “Stop the presses!” like he was Michael Keaton in The Paper. All the scrambling paid off. Out of all the print outlets covering the story, The Register-Guard was the only one with the correct version of the story before distribution.

The above photo shows what almost arrived on people’s doorsteps Monday morning and what actually arrived. Take that, “Dewey Defeats Truman.”

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