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Chip Kelly may have come up short in his final quest to win a BCS Championship with the Oregon Ducks. After losing the 2011 BCS Championship Game on a last second field goal against Cam Newton and the Auburn Tigers, Kelly’s Ducks dropped a heartbreaking overtime game to the Stanford Cardinal that took them out of national championship contention late this season. It now appears even more clear that the time may be now for Kelly to leave Oregon and make the jump to the National Football League. Especially with an NCAA investigation pending that will take a serious look into the football program’s relationship with prep adviser Will Lyles. Oregon’s attempt to resolve an NCAA investigation through summary disposition has failed, two sources with knowledge of the Ducks’ discussions told Yahoo! Sports. That would result in the Ducks having to appear before the NCAA committee on infractions this Spring to face possible sanctions. It is unknown what sanctions the Ducks could face, although...

Boosters wouldn't mind Kelly leaving?

Several prominent boosters of the Oregon Ducks football program reportedly would not mind if Chip Kelly departed because he apparently is not fan-friendly enough.

Some Oregon boosters hoping Kelly leaves for NFL

Oregon Ducks head coach Chip Kelly has an overall record of 47 – 5 and 3 Pac 10 championships to his name, but that’s not enough for some Duck boosters. Kelly, who isn’t known as a very fan friendly coach while out doing all the fundraising that’s required of him, has rubbed some people the wrong way in his 4 years as head coach of the Ducks. Kelly would prefer to be in the...

Kelly: Ducks 'cooperated' with probe

Oregon football coach Chip Kelly said the Ducks have cooperated with the NCAA investigation into the school's use of recruiting services, and he isn't particularly surprised that the process has taken so long. ''They (the NCAA) have a process and a review that they go through and until they make their findings public, we can't really comment on it. But we'...

Oregon Debuts Fiesta Bowl Uniforms

On Friday, Oregon and Kansas State debuted their Tostito’s Fiesta Bowl Uniforms. Oregon’s uniform will be while with “feathers” on their shoulders. Apparently, the “feathers” on the shoulder and the numbers change colors depending on which angle they are viewed. From the picture above it appears they will change from silver to green. Oregon hasn’t announced which...

Oregon’s Chip Kelly Irritated by Question About His Interest in Coaching the Carolina Panthers

Now that the college football coaching carousel has stopped spinning, the sexiest football coaching rumors on the web are those that connect either Oregon coach Chip Kelly or ESPN Monday Night Football Analyst Jon Gruden to potential NFL head coaching vacancies.  Here’s what Kelly had to say when he joined Sirius XM College Sports Nation [...] [[ This is a content summary only...

Oregon Boosters Are Nuts

Ducks' insiders hate coach Chip Kelly

Oregon Ducks to appear before NCAA infractions committee

Anxiety in Eugene To say the NCAA investigation into the University of Oregon football program’s dealings with Willie Lyles has been a long one would be an understatement. And, after the NCAA officially denied Oregon’s request to receive a summary disposition, some key members of the Ducks’ athletic program will appear in a hearing before the NCAA’s committee on infractions...

With NCAA Hearing Looming, Oregon's Kelly Will Jump to NFL

Oregon's recruiting infractions haven't received the same national attention as problems at Penn State, Ohio State or Miami, but the Ducks may soon be joining the others on postseason probation. The NCAA's Oregon investigation stems from a $25,000 payment the school made to recruiter Willie Lyles' Complete Scouting Services in 2010, and the apparent impropriety that...

Report: Vick wants to be a starter in 2013, may wait to see where Chip Kelly lands

It’s obvious that Eagles quarterback Michael Vick won’t be in Philly next season. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Vick wants to be a starter in 2013 and doesn’t want to play for the Jets unless Mark Sanchez is gone or unless he’s making more money than Sanchez. Vick also may wait and see if Oregon head coach Chip kelly ends up bolting to the NFL.   Need NFL...

The Slant: Episode 83

On this episode of The Slant, host Brad Stein is joined by Oregon Sports News writer Casey Mabbott. Topics include the future of Tim Tebow, where Chip Kelly will land in the NFL, and whether Carmelo Anthony should win the MVP. Download & Listen Here

12.21.2012 Pac-12 Football Podcast – BOWL PREVIEW EDITION

Sorry about that Arizona. Got this up after your thrilling comeback victory in the New Mexico Bowl. Btw, what in the world was going on with your player’s punching each other? Great win though. The dream of 8-0 lives on! We preview the Pac-12′s remaining seven bowl games, starting with Washington’s matchup with Boise State. Spoiler: we both like the Puppy Dawgs. Elsewhere...
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