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 …

A Touch of Frost and a Fiery Duck

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Earlier in the week, Oregon Offensive Coordinator Scott Frost appeared as a guest writer for Peter King’s Monday Morning Quarterback column on SI.com, giving the national media a rare view on the realities of Marcus Mariota. While he spent plenty of time defending the usual crticism and complaints of everyone’s favorite Duck, he also brought up something that I hadn’t …

Eagles’ Plans for Mariota Not So Far-Fetched

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The “rumors” swirling around a Marcus Mariota–Chip Kelly reunion in Philadelphia are beginning to take shape. Sources surrounding the Eagles‘ organization are sensing that a power-play to grab the coveted former Oregon Ducks‘ quarterback is very real and that the Eagles are ”determined to get their man.” Exploding 5 myths about Marcus Mariota and the Eagles http://t.co/M2wn0nVV48 — Marcus Mariota (@MariotaNews) February 27, …

Chip Kelly Update: Tonka Trucks and a Media Blitz

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Wow. After weeks of dull silence, there was an explosion of Chip Kelly news this week. The somewhat reclusive coach went over the head of the local press and swept national football reporters off their feet, while his players improved, fought and generally created genuine excitement. As near as anyone can remember, Chip has given only a single one-on-one print interview …