Found January 04, 2013 on Fox Sports Arizona:
GLENDALE Ariz. De'Anthony Thomas took the suspense out of the Fiesta Bowl in 12 seconds on Thursday, taking the opening kickoff 94 yards for a touchdown. Now, can anyone catch Chip Kelly? Kelly has gone where no other coach has gone before -- in four years as Oregon's head coach, he has taken the Ducks to 46 victories and four BCS games. The latest, a 35-17 humbling of Kansas State in the Tostito's Fiesta Bowl, shifts the focus from the team he has built onto the one that he might be Godfathered into. Given his resume, Kelly seems certain to receive an offer or two for one of the seven NFL vacancies. There may be one he cannot refuse. Steve Spurrier received 25 million to leave Florida for the Washington Redskins 11 years ago. Times are tougher now, and there will be more taxable income, but the money can be so tempting, no matter how many shoes there are in the Phil Knight collection. Kelly said he would speak to his agent, Dave Dunn, either late Thursday or ea...
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