According to a recent article in Willamette Week, University of Oregon boosters are upset with Chip Kelly.
These boosters may be generous with their wallets, but according to my interpretation of this article, they’re selfish and egotistical otherwise.
The boosters don’t like that Kelly doesn’t mingle with them. They want him to drive to Portland weekly to speak at the Multnomah Athletic Club. They want him to golf with them. They want to be on the sidelines with him during games.
That was the precedent set over the past 30 years under coaches Rich Brooks and Mike Bellotti. Brooks and Bellotti set the bar high for Oregon coaches’ mingling duties. According to the standard they set, part of the job of coaching the Oregon Ducks was kissing a little tail to bring in some dollars.
Well guess what – wins make money too.
In addition to setting a standard for how coaches should socialize, Brooks and Bellotti also set a standard on the field. Under their watch, the exp...