Five Things Chip Kelly Did Right and Why Duck Fans Should Be Thankful

Ted Werth FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 4 Comments

If winning football games is your biggest priority then make it 6 things.  A winning record of 46-7 is no small accomplishment; however, looking long-term there are 5 other things that, when the disappointment clears, I think will be recognized and appreciated. One Putting aside for the moment the NCAA investigation (which is likely more smoke then fire) Chip built his program …

There Are Days When Life Sucks Major Eggs

Kim Hastings FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 4 Comments

I opened Facebook Wednesdy morning and saw a sad face beside the headline ”Kelly to take Eagles job.”  I felt bad for the Notre Dame fans.  You see, it had to be Brian Kelly because we had already gone through this with Chip Kelly.  Then, in response to the cold finger of fear that was working its way from my …

Is Oregon the Most Tortured Sports State in America?

Nathan Roholt FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 8 Comments

Chip Kelly left town Wednesday morning, and a fan base mourned.  His teams had been perennial national title contenders, going into November with a shot at a national championship in five of his six seasons in Eugene.  Oregon never won it all during that time, but Chip Kelly had Duck fans believing that the law of averages would eventually prevail, …

Oregon Just Got Dumped: The Aftermath

Chris Charbonnier FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 1 Comment

When my wife emailed me at work yesterday to let me know that Chip Kelly was going to the Eagles, it felt like someone punched me in the jejunum. All I could type was, “no…” before hitting send. I didn’t want to think about the possibility. I didn’t want to see the inevitable fallout. I didn’t want to know the …

Will He Stay or Will He Go; Chip Kelly Doesn’t Even Know

Brandon Gruber FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 4 Comments

For weeks now Chip Kelly has been showered with questions of his NFL aspirations and his future next season: where does he want to go? Who has he spoken to? And for weeks he has replied with the motto that has given him the love of every Oregon fan that appreciates who Chip Kelly is – he just wants to “win …

Why Chip Kelly Bolts To The NFL – And Why He Stays

Carl Blackwell FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 9 Comments

For as long as Chip Kelly stays at Oregon, we’re destined to hear the chatter about him leaving for the NFL. For the most part it’s a lot of talk, completely based on specualtion; however, after having flirted with a coaching position with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Kelly has let the cat out of the bag and the subject will …