Found January 02, 2013 on Midwest Sports Fans:
With an almost unprecedented seven NFL coaches fired on ‘Black Monday’, and two more HC’s twisting in the wind, the NFL coaching carousel is about to swirl like never before. The two most prominent names mentioned by virtually everyone have been Oregon HC Chip Kelly and Jon Gruden. But how realistic are they as NFL candidates this year? Chip Kelly and Jon Gruden Kelly in particular is at his peak of marketability. In four seasons in the Pac-12 he has gone 45-7 and a remarkable 33-3 in conference play. It’s possible that one or even both may surface on an NFL sideline in 2013, but I wouldn’t be surprised if both stay where they are currently. For one, it will take an NFL franchise a ton of cash to lure either, and outside of the Philadelphia Eagles, there are not many big cash franchises (Cowboys/Patriots/Redskins) in the coaching market. Gruden is making plenty with his ESPN gig and other ventures, while any contract offer made to Kelly can be matched by the vault over at Nike Univ...
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