Chip Kelly: Man or Myth

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The unprecedented success of the last decade of Oregon football has attracted some of the nation’s most talented players and innovative coaches. For the Ducks, the point of no return was when Chip Kelly arrived, implementing a fresh, “Win the Day” philosophy that elevated the program to the national spotlight. When Kelly left college football for the Philadelphia Eagles, his legacy in Eugene remained intact, a …

Stephen A. Smith Stands Firm on Kelly Criticism

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Stephen A. Smith, co-host of ESPN’s First Take and host of the Stephen A. Smith Show on Sirius XM, defended his comments concerning Eagles’ head coach Chip Kelly’s personnel decisions and the overall culture in Philadelphia, saying he did not call Kelly a racist. Smith explained his comments on his radio show : “… a bunch of idiots, in the world …

Dreams of Mariota in Philly, UCLA’s Hundley a Reality?

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Since former Oregon head coach Chip Kelly left Eugene for the head coaching position with the Philadelphia Eagles, more and more former Ducks have appeared on Kelly’s NFL active roster. And there is one special Duck that many would love to see play for Kelly: Oregon’s Heisman Trophy and Manning Award winning quarterback, Marcus Mariota. During a phone interview on Philly Sports Talk, legendary …

College Football Nation: Wildcat Union and Chip Kelly Surprises Us All

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Things just got taken up a notch as football players attending Northwestern University were approved to move forward with their efforts to unionize.  I am glad we have had some amazing basketball to get my mind off that mess going on.  Besides the usual arrests and the Northwestern union being approved (pending appeal from the University administration), it has been a …

Timing, Rhythm and Deception: The Oregon Passing Game in the NFL

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“It’s going to be interesting to see if this style of offense projects to the NFL.  I’m going to say no.  I just don’t see NFL passing concepts in this offense.” – Ron Jaworski “There’s just so many holes to this offense when you transfer it from college to the pros.” – Heath Evans Despite bold predictions to the contrary, …