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In the short time that offensive guru Chip Kelly was head coach at Oregon, his impact on the Ducks was staggering. With the help of Nike CEO Phil Knight's money, Kelly helped elevate UO from one of the country's better programs to one of its best.
Kelly has taken his talents to the NFL, leaving the Oregon job in the hands of offensive coordinator Mark Helfrich. Will Oregon go the way of Boise State under Chris Petersen or Miami under Larry Coker?
Andy Coppens: A very interesting question indeed... I think Helfrich is a good enough coach, but the key to this equation is the NCAA which has been sniffing around the program.
If the NCAA stays away or doesn't find anything then the program will be fine as Helfrich is a know quantity to the current players & future recruits. However, if the hammer comes down this program will be in trouble no matter who the coach is.
I don't think we can really judge wether it will success or failure until at leas...
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Chip Kelly is bringing a fast, fluid offense with him to Philadelphia, and with that comes the need for fast fluid players. Philly Mag is reporting that Kelly and Michigan qb/wr Denard Robinson had a nice long conversation at the Senior Bowl.
Kelly who recruited Robinson to Oregon has a soft spot for shoelace.
“I talked to Chip. I talked to him for a while,” said Robinson....
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Four years ago the Oregon Ducks football program promoted Chip Kelly, their innovative offensive coordinator who had never held a head coaching position, to Head Coach in a move that surprised many people around the nation. While his offense was quickly becoming one of the most talked about units in football, many questioned whether or not he had the ability to take...
E.J. Manuel cited Chip Kelly - and Oregon's Nike jerseys - as reason enough to consider going there when he was a prepster, except that it was 3000 miles away.The post E.J. Manuel Speaks The Gospel Of Nike, The Oregon Ducks And 17-Year-Olds appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Oregon's new coach painted different strokes with different brushes than their last one. Mark Helfrich was formally introduced as the new Oregon Ducks head football coach Sunday afternoon in Eugene, leading off his era with a press conference in which the new main man on campus was personable, humble, friendly, affable and reasonable.
In his opening salvo, Helfrich talked...
New Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly initially
turned down the team and others when he said he was electing to remain with the
Oregon Ducks. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the $32.5 million contract the
Eagles and Kelly eventually agreed upon, making the rookie one of the
highest-paid coaches in the NFL, played a “crucial factor” in his decision to
join the team...
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...
Perhaps Chip Kelly is all that he's cracked up to be? DK examines the circumstances surrounding the Oregon coach ending up as the Philadelphia Eagles head coach.
Coaching dynamo Chip Kelly has left Oregon for the riches and allure of the NFL's Philadelphia Eagles. George Schroeder, college football columnist for USA Today, joins CBR managing editor Allen Kenney for a podcast to discuss Kelly's legacy and what's next for the Ducks.
George and Allen discuss:
*What made Kelly such a success in Eugene.
*Why Kelly left...
The news came in the middle of the departure of Chip Kelly and the formal announcement of the promotion of Mark Helfrich; the defensive coordinator, once again, sandwiched and forgotten in-between two brilliant offensive minds, in a region and conference where offense rules. Last Thursday, Nick Aliotti, Oregon's perennially under-appreciated defensive coordinator, finally...
Chip Kelly has been in Mobile, Alabama for the Senior Bowl only a few days and he’s already flirting with the idea of bringing in a new quarterback.High on Kelly’s wish list is Florida State quarterback EJ Manuel, who Kelly recruited heavily while at Oregon, narrowly losing him to Florida State (Manuel wanted to stay closer to home). The two met and discussed some things, and...
The hiring of Oregon head coach Chip Kelly came as quite a surprise. Kelly stated that he was going to remain at Oregon and suddenly, without warning, the Philadelphia Eagles announced his hiring as the team’s head coach. Now comes an even more surprising potential hire for the Eagles organization. Former Cleveland Browns head coach Pat Shurmur as the team’s offensive coordinator...
The Oregon Ducks only had one game in 2012 where they scored less than 35 points. Unfortunately, it was that game, a 17-14 overtime loss to Stanford, that kept the Ducks from playing for the BCS Championship. 2013 will be a time of transition for the Oregon Ducks, as former head coach Chip Kelly has left the program, taking his talents to the NFL and the Philadelphia Eagles....
On the premiere episode of the Oregon Sports News Hangout, host Arran Gimba is joined by The Slant podcast host Brad Stein and Oregon Sports News writer David Gillaspie. They discuss the Portland Trail Blazers, Chip Kelly to the NFL, the Oregon Ducks, and who will win the Super Bowl!