SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- One has generated what could reasonably be called the greatest recovery in college football in the last 25 years, perhaps one of the most remarkable in NCAA history. Hyperbole? You could look it up. The other has redefined offensive football with a style that should copyright its name, "the blur."
Program? You cant tell the players without a stopwatch and an unflinching eye.
Bill Snyder has resuscitated Kansas State. Twice. Chip Kelly has taken Oregon to unprecedented heights -- and he may be on his way to bigger things if speculation about an impending move to the NFL is accurate. Kelly certainly must rank high on search lists from Philadelphia to San Diego and many points in between.
When Snyder and Kelly lead their 11-1 teams in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl on Thursday, it will be a coaching matchup that rivals any this bowl season.
Two winners. Two innovators. One overriding result.
"The proof is in the pudding, Kansas State co-offensive coordinator Del M...