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Chip Kelly stays at Oregon

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Perhaps the biggest move of the coaching hiring cycle is the one that wasn’t made.

Per multiple reports, Oregon coach Chip Kelly is staying in Oregon.

The move comes a day after Kelly spent multiple hours meeting with the Eagles, and two days after he reportedly was close to becoming the next coach of the Browns.

It’s the second straight year that Kelly nearly has left Oregon for the NFL, and the question becomes whether the NFL opportunity will keep knocking.  At some point, NFL teams won’t waste their time trying to hire him.

At some point, Kelly’s Favre-ish indecision could impact recruiting in a negative way.  For now, Kelly’s choice to stay in Oregon will surely help seal the deal for the coming class who will be able to sign their letters of intent early next month.

For now, some league insiders believe that Kelly and his agent, David Dunn, overplayed their hand and were forced to save face.  Others believe Kelly simply wasn’t ready to leave the college game.  If he isn’t ready now, he may never be.

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  1. eaglesnoles05 says: Jan 6, 2013 11:03 PM

    “Awesome.”

    -Any true eagles fan.

  2. ballboy48 says: Jan 6, 2013 11:03 PM

    He’ll never be an NFL coach, not because of his offense, but because of his character issues the past two years, with NFL teams. Billionaires don’t like to be messed with.

  3. bigbaldpapahawk says: Jan 6, 2013 11:03 PM

    Can’t blame him. He is in a sweet position. Heading to the Browns would probably have been miserable.

  4. totallyuselessme says: Jan 6, 2013 11:03 PM

    All this waffling has clearly irritated at least one front office and cost Chip Kelly an immense amount of money. The Browns were gonna make this guy a very rich man.

  5. newenglandsports11 says: Jan 6, 2013 11:03 PM

    I guess the impending sanctions at Oregon looked better than the Eagles and Browns offer.

  6. indyeagle says: Jan 6, 2013 11:04 PM

    Thank God!

  7. patssteelersorgiants says: Jan 6, 2013 11:07 PM

    Tease…

  8. evildeadron says: Jan 6, 2013 11:07 PM

    Best news for Eagles fan yet. Still don’t trust Lurie to make the right decision though.

  9. hardballtalkusername says: Jan 6, 2013 11:08 PM

    “At some point, NFL teams won’t waste their time trying to hire him.”

    Pete Carroll agrees

  10. coltzfan166 says: Jan 6, 2013 11:08 PM

    I don’t blame him. I would take Oregon over any of the NFL coaching jobs available right now.

  11. kane337 says: Jan 6, 2013 11:09 PM

    Must be nice to have a corporation fund your coach so he doesn’t leave. How is this not an NCAA violation?

  12. newkirk850 says: Jan 6, 2013 11:09 PM

    Sounds like someone is SCARED to go to the NFL. I wouldn’t waste my time with this FOOL anymore. Stop wasting our time!

  13. geniusfan says: Jan 6, 2013 11:10 PM

    Good. I want the Eagles to hire Gus Bradley, not some college coach with zero NFL experience. Kelly isn’t NFL material.

    Both the Browns and Eagles will be able to hire a coach who’s not going to be running a gimmick offense.

  14. dennisund says: Jan 6, 2013 11:11 PM

    Bullet dodged.

  15. dawglb says: Jan 6, 2013 11:11 PM

    He is a tool.

  16. gumbogumbo says: Jan 6, 2013 11:11 PM

    As an Eagles fan I am happy to see Mr. Kelly back with the Ducks

  17. dabearsk says: Jan 6, 2013 11:11 PM

    What a joke…I’m convinced that college football coaches are in the same category as used car salesmen and lawyers…maybe even lower!

  18. hcdbus says: Jan 6, 2013 11:11 PM

    He better not dare try and get another interview in the NFL after the what he’s pulled the last 2 years

  19. anonymouslyanonymouscommentor says: Jan 6, 2013 11:11 PM

    Wow. I really wanted the Eagles to get this guy, but it sounds like we’re better off with someone else.

  20. hankhillspropanetank says: Jan 6, 2013 11:12 PM

    Dont blame him, I wouldn’t want to go to the football black hole, where careers die… Cleveland

    Just wait for Carolina to come open and run that spread with Cam or even better Washington with RGIII

  21. thestrategyexpert says: Jan 6, 2013 11:14 PM

    It seems clear that he had interest, otherwise he was just using the NFL to get more money from Oregon or Nike boosters under the table. So is he greedy, or did he blow the interview, or his agent not as smart as he thinks he is?

    I’m guessing he blew the interviews, but my 2nd guess would be that he wanted to play games with Oregon people to boost his ego and wallet.

  22. reasonablemindsays says: Jan 6, 2013 11:14 PM

    Good. Didn’t need Andy Reid’s slightly less heavy twin coaching us to failure. Dream Team 3.0 won’t make the same mistake of using a running QB like McNabb and then Vick. Our next coach Jon Gruden will use Nick Foles, who is an actual pocket passer, to lead the most prolific offense in the NFL. Expect a decade of dominance unlike anything you’ve ever seen.

  23. wilddeuce03 says: Jan 6, 2013 11:15 PM

    Staying at Oregon huh? Maybe the Browns did walk away for the reasons they said. Guess he wasn’t committed to the NFL after all!

  24. Spencer says: Jan 6, 2013 11:15 PM

    Just as well, I don’t think he’s cut out for the NFL anyway.

  25. wayne1693 says: Jan 6, 2013 11:15 PM

    For the handful of College Coaches who are idolized on their campus, e.g., Alabama, Notre Dame, Stanford, Oregon…it must incredibly difficult to decide when you’re being courted by a Team[s] of NFL-Franchise Executives.

  26. mrfrostyj says: Jan 6, 2013 11:15 PM

    The headline should read “Chip Kelly forced back to Oregon”. I believe his opportunities in the NFL are done and get a bit of enjoyment that the Bills and Browns did to him what he did to Tampa Bay last year.

  27. rickditka says: Jan 6, 2013 11:16 PM

    Thats right Chip Kelly, terrible NFL teams are no longer interested in your high rate of success.

  28. bat42boy says: Jan 6, 2013 11:16 PM

    Hope he stays at Oregon for good because he should never be invited to interview for an NFL head coaching position again. He just got done playing two more NFL teams for suckers. This guy is a real jerk…GO STANFORD!!!

  29. countduku says: Jan 6, 2013 11:16 PM

    Wait a minute here folks. He still has one interview left……With the NCAA investagating commitee.

  30. queenlivekillers says: Jan 6, 2013 11:16 PM

    Cynic: Rumor has it that Nike’s Phil Knight stepped in. Was this whole ordeal leverage for a raise/extension? It seems that worked for Bill O’Brien.

  31. shaggytoodle says: Jan 6, 2013 11:17 PM

    He must have talked to Steve Spurrier and decided to stay, after the teams that wanted him as a coach, wouldn’t be able to beat Alabama.

  32. kingjoe1 says: Jan 6, 2013 11:17 PM

    This flirtation 2 years in a row, by Chip, has pretty much put a end to him very getting into the NFL

  33. odessabucs says: Jan 6, 2013 11:19 PM

    Chip, perhaps you need to seek counseling to help you decide what you want to be.

  34. silvestregonzalez74 says: Jan 6, 2013 11:19 PM

    It’s better this way.Kelly would never fit in the nfl.he would of become a one year wounder like the wild cat,iggy woods & Tim tebow.

  35. brauningj says: Jan 6, 2013 11:20 PM

    Best place for him. He doesn’t belong in the NFL. His style of play is not conducive especially since NFL defenses are so much faster. He will get players hurt. Also his high impact dast paced practices would not be acceptable to the players or the union. He is best suited right where he is with their flashy ever changing uniforms, A circus act.

  36. bigtrav425 says: Jan 6, 2013 11:21 PM

    wooohooooo! we lucked out for a change browns fans!

  37. granadafan says: Jan 6, 2013 11:22 PM

    Best or worst negotiating ploy by his agent. He’ll get a blank check from Phil Knight, but he’ll be blackballed by the NFL forever for screwing over teams.

  38. supremekingz says: Jan 6, 2013 11:22 PM

    Sounds like the man was true to his word and wasn’t going anywhere

  39. jmclarkent says: Jan 6, 2013 11:23 PM

    I wonder how much of the issue was that Weedon and Foles didn’t fit his system (and Vick would run 15+ Million).

  40. charman11 says: Jan 6, 2013 11:23 PM

    I think he just wanted some free dinner’s and lunch’s.

  41. godblessfootball says: Jan 6, 2013 11:23 PM

    What a drama queen……geez!

  42. joerymi says: Jan 6, 2013 11:26 PM

    “According to source.”

    Translation: We just heard from Kelly’s agent, he is pushing the Eagles for more money.

    He may stay at Oregon, but this feels like a bargaining move.

  43. mazblast says: Jan 6, 2013 11:28 PM

    Wow, did Kelly and Dunn ever overstep their bounds. You have to work hard to be in such a commanding position and still wind up with nothing.

  44. joregon says: Jan 6, 2013 11:29 PM

    I’ve always thought the thing that makes him tick is the love of the college game. The young players have the same enthusiasm he has.
    In the Pros it is the money. There are business decisions that take the fun out of it for someone like Kelly.
    All the money in the world doesn’t matter when you are already doing what you love, besides he makes more now then he probably figured he would ever make.
    He’s a college coach at this point of his life, someday that may change. A Championship would certainly make things different.

  45. stampnhawk says: Jan 6, 2013 11:31 PM

    Word is that Phil Knight of Nike was sniffing around the last day or so, trying to keep him at Oregon.
    Looks like the boosters won.

  46. naes says: Jan 6, 2013 11:33 PM

    I don’t know why so many people are beating him up for not leaving Oregon.

    Put yourself in his shoes. He has a freshman (not a red shirt, but a guy who was in HS last year) quarterback who was born to run his system. They’re going to be favorites to be in the national championship game next year.

    I’m not sure how many of you guys come to the Pacific Northwest, but Oregon football is a pretty big deal up here.

    I wouldn’t be surprised to see him stay at OU two more years then hit the pros and take over the team with the #1 pick when Mariotta comes out after junior year.

  47. couchbasher says: Jan 6, 2013 11:34 PM

    This makes Kelly look pretty lame….good luck and don’t bother coming to the pros! We’re better off with Arians anyway…later wimp.

  48. NoobTubeTV says: Jan 6, 2013 11:37 PM

    Why coach in the pros when you can pay a bunch of dumb athletes in Nike Gear?

  49. raiderrob21 says: Jan 6, 2013 11:41 PM

    GO STANFORD!!!

  50. ubepunkedagain says: Jan 6, 2013 11:41 PM

    Phew…That was close! One Browns fan is extremely happy today. Thank you for staying at Oregon Chip!

  51. rajbais says: Jan 6, 2013 11:43 PM

    Chip Kelly is a chicken.

    He is the Brett Favre of coaches.

    There are people who hate Pete Carroll for letting USC hang under looming sanctions, but he never did what Kelly has done at USC. He stayed from 2002-2009 and then jumped.

    Look, I’ve heard on radio (and maybe via Mike Florio) that agents have their coaching clients coached for interviews. He succeeded in the interviews and then was told about tasks that sounded like he had to go skydiving. Sorry, but Kelly likely freaked out and then chickened out.

    Just because one inept GM in like Mark Domenik made Chip Kelly look good by almost landing him and Bill Belichick reportedly got tips from him for his offenses (via Greg Bedard on Peter King’s podcast) it doesn’t mean he’s worth the time.

    Why? Because he’s too scared to be ready.

    This is what we have seen and it is not wrong to assume so.

  52. th56 says: Jan 6, 2013 11:43 PM

    The Browns dodged a bullet. They almost hired someone with innovative ideas. Now they they can stick to their tried and true method of hiring another NFL retread.

  53. travel4football says: Jan 6, 2013 11:44 PM

    this story keeps reminding me of the Nick Saban/ Dolphins & Bobby Petrino/Falcons (the worse of the two) episodes

  54. Deb says: Jan 6, 2013 11:45 PM

    My gut feeling is that the Browns and Eagles are probably better off without Kelly. But if the guy wasn’t serious about moving to the pros, he shouldn’t have jerked around two pro teams–each for more than seven hours–only to pack up his marbles and go home. Heck, he’s never even won an NCAA championship. Owners would be fools to return to this well again under any circumstances.

  55. dolphins4 says: Jan 6, 2013 11:46 PM

    He made right move. The Philadelphia media and fans would have crucified him and would have run him out of town in 3 years.

  56. ace8842 says: Jan 6, 2013 11:58 PM

    75% of Eagles fans are thrilled, including me. If Kelly came, we could not start the season with Nick Foles, and he might become a waste…even though I think he has potential and deserves to start this year. Secondly, how would Kelly have been able to hire assistants when he has no NFL experience? The Eagles defensive coordinator is a big position to fill – this defense has been a mess since Jim Johnson. We are tired of finesse offenses in Philly….we want to be more like Pittsburgh a few years ago…..ground and pound, play defense, and a QB who isn’t real athletic but makes plays.

  57. thesmedman says: Jan 7, 2013 12:14 AM

    From an Eagles fan perspective, this is good news. Kelly has no NFL experience. It would not have been good in Philadelphia, especially, given that the media there is so high and mighty, very much with a temper of its own embellishment.

    But I think there’s a longer term issue. I am suspecting a lot of people are passing on Philadelphia because of the GM situation. Roseman is just clearly NOT a “football guy”. He’s a numbers guy and he’s likely an impediment to bringing in anyone competent, certainly anyone with previous HC experience and likely anyone with NFL experience.

    I’ve said it before: the Eagles need to hire a GM first, then the coach. Or, get the coach and let the coach pick the GM since they like the “strong coach” system. I suspect that if you remove Roseman from the equation, folks with some experience would immediately pop up in the radar. This feels eerily reminscent of Harry Gamble from the “guy in France” days…

    I’ve also said previously that Bill Parcells would be perfect for the Eagles job. Close to home and understands the sports culture of that region. I know it’s likely not to happen, but if Mr Lurie’s people read this medium, they ought to at least contact him, and see how willing he is to do some grocery shopping.

    I really think they need to focus on someone with experience as a head coach for the coaching job, not just for the overall management job. You don’t want Lovie Smith – you want someone with knowledge of both sides of the ball.

    I fear that they are missing the forest for the trees, tilting at windmills, as they seem to be unfocused on the need for experience in BOTH GM and coach.

  58. joeychargers says: Jan 7, 2013 12:16 AM

    I don’t understand everyones beef with him. He never said he was indefinitely going to the NFL, he said he would listen to what people had to say, and make a decision from there. And he decided to stay in Oregon.

    I think he’s smart for testing the waters with the interviews, and once the Ducks win a National Championship under Kelly, he’ll have some more knowledge of how the process works.

    Smart move on his part, people should stop talking so much trash about him, he’s a great coach and is going to do just fine if he decides to take it to the next level later.

  59. FinFan68 says: Jan 7, 2013 12:18 AM

    It’s one thing to waver on a big decision but this guy (and his agent) have turned it into a character concern. The HS recruits should beware. This guy is fickle and may try to leave at any time. He can’t be trusted and the program may very well get slapped with sanctions by the NCAA. Tough to recruit top prospects that way. He may have just victimized his future in the NFL and at Oregon over a couple of free meals with NFL execs.

  60. johnclaytonsponytail says: Jan 7, 2013 12:20 AM

    He has a better chance of winning a title there than anyone of the lowly teams left. I wouldnt ruin my rep either. Smart move.

  61. milkmandanimal says: Jan 7, 2013 12:26 AM

    Chip Kelly, the Runaway Bride.

  62. silverhornet says: Jan 7, 2013 12:28 AM

    Pete Carroll flirted with NFL head coaching gigs for many years. He finally left, but not until the NCAA was ready to put their hands around USC’s throat.

  63. thetylerrose says: Jan 7, 2013 12:29 AM

    Love Chip Kelly! Played for him way back in his position coach days at New Hampshire.
    It just seems that he didn’t find the positions offered to him to be conducive to success (like Cleveland and Philly fans honestly think they will competitive next year…please).
    He is a brilliant offensive mind. For all of the people out there saying his system won’t work in the NFL, did you think he became as successful as he did by not being able to adapt to his teams’ strengths and abilities? He would definitely find a way to make it work. If you all haven’t noticed, the spread option had already infiltrated the NFL.

  64. downslide33 says: Jan 7, 2013 12:29 AM

    My guess is he is waiting for a certain job to open. Kelly will still be very sought after until he finally takes a job.

    Where will he eventually end up?? NYG? NYJ? Dallas??? Texans??? Who knows

  65. 805_9er says: Jan 7, 2013 12:33 AM

    This is the biggest no brainer ever!

    Who would leave the state of Oregon to move to any of those open sewers called Buffalo, Cleveland and Philly…

  66. lks311 says: Jan 7, 2013 12:39 AM

    Undoubtedly waiting for the Lions’ job to open next year where he can Coach Up a legitimate QB talent and a HOF caliber WR.

  67. jb0621 says: Jan 7, 2013 12:46 AM

    Thank god I thought we might be stuck with Vick another season!

  68. thesmedman says: Jan 7, 2013 12:50 AM

    From an Eagles fan perspective, this is good news. Kelly has no NFL experience. It would not have been good in Philadelphia, especially, given that the media there is so high and mighty, very much with a temper of its own embellishment.

    But I think there’s a longer term issue. I am suspecting a lot of people are passing on Philadelphia because of the GM situation. Roseman is just clearly NOT a “football guy”. He’s a numbers guy and he’s likely an impediment to bringing in anyone competent, certainly anyone with previous HC experience and likely anyone with NFL experience.

    I’ve said it before: the Eagles need to hire a GM first, then the coach. Or, get the coach and let the coach pick the GM since they like the “strong coach” system. I suspect that if you remove Roseman from the equation, folks with some experience would immediately pop up in the radar. This feels eerily reminscent of Harry Gamble from the “guy in France” days…

    I’ve also said previously that Bill Parcells would be perfect for the Eagles job. Close to home and understands the sports culture of that region. I know it’s likely not to happen, but if Mr Lurie’s people read this medium, they ought to at least contact him, and see how willing he is to do some grocery shopping.

    I really think they need to focus on someone with experience as a head coach for the coaching job, not just for the overall management job. You don’t want Lovie Smith – you want someone with knowledge of both sides of the ball.

    I fear that they are missing the forest for the trees, tilting at windmills, as they seem to be unfocused on the need for experience in BOTH GM and coach.

  69. seatownballers says: Jan 7, 2013 1:08 AM

    How come no one wants to coach the Browns?

  70. th56 says: Jan 7, 2013 1:48 AM

    If you are ever fortunate to have a profession that you are successful at, you will interview with other companies many times over your career and you will turn down most of them. That is pretty normal, and is considered a good career move to see what’s out there. Of course most of the commentators here are not in that position so they don’t have any understanding of this. Also these teams sought Kelly out. It is not “Jerking them around” if he doesn’t want to take the job. Do you expect a person to take a job just because he was interviewed and bought a meal?

  71. stevemo says: Jan 7, 2013 1:59 AM

    I must have missed the part where you were obligated to accept jobs that are offered to you. He said he’d listen. He listened and declined. Not sure why that is grounds for personal attacks from you people.

  72. lanman11 says: Jan 7, 2013 2:14 AM

    Dude is just trying to get more money out of Oregon, and more public adoration, ala Roy Williams, the BBall coach at Kansas before he did actually bolt to UNC.

  73. baronvonheil says: Jan 7, 2013 2:42 AM

    Chip Kelly is a genius, the next great innovator in the pro game, but, being a genius, he rightly wants something neither the Browns nor Eagles were willing to offer: control over personnel decisions. This wasn’t about money or fear of the pro game, it’s about realizing you hold all the cards and can afford to be uncompromising and wait for the the right situation. There’s a QB you might have heard of who plays for the Aggies who’ll be in the draft in a few years, a rookie coach could do a lot worse.

  74. riseabovecancer says: Jan 7, 2013 2:55 AM

    Like I said before and I will say it again

    Chip Kelly was never offered a contract offer from the Browns to become the next head coach…He left town with out a contract offer..He went to Philly and meet with the Eagles then left and went back to Oregon.

    Like I said before and I will say it again

    TOLD YOU SO…I already new he was going back to Oregon anyways…He has to much on the line at Oregon to become a NFL head coach…

    Like I said before and I will say it again

    Dont you just love rumors …. I sure do

  75. Hoover says: Jan 7, 2013 3:25 AM

    Honestly, that system wouldn’t work in the NFL. The “running-QB” is an extinct breed. Yes, QB’s with the ability to run will always be around. But offenses specifically designed for your QB to run just don’t work in the long run, as the Redskins will see. Plus, none of the teams courting Kelly had a QB who could run his offense.

  76. flutieflakes says: Jan 7, 2013 3:43 AM

    I love how Favre-ing is a thing now, as well as being Favre-ish. Second greatest thing outside of Skip Bayless to add to the collection of NFL inside jokes.

  77. fissels says: Jan 7, 2013 3:44 AM

    I don’t know what the truth is, but I don’t blame him for staying. Some guys are just more comfortable coaching college kids. That may be Kelly’s case. If it is, he better start being honest about it.

  78. kws001 says: Jan 7, 2013 3:54 AM

    He’s lucky that Oregon’s letting him come back after making it pretty clear that he’d rather coach in the NFL. I know he’s instrumental to their success as long as he’s there, but how much of this waffling are they willing to tolerate?

  79. somekat says: Jan 7, 2013 4:13 AM

    I can’t say what went down in CLE, but my guy tells me that with Philly, he wanted full control and that was a deal breaker.

    With Reid, the more control they gave him, the deeper they sunk. I don’t think Lurie is going to give anyone full control again any time soon. Surely not a guy with 0 NFL experience.

    At this moment, I think the Eagles go after McCoy or Bradley. With an outside shot at Arians depending on his health issues

  80. war71 says: Jan 7, 2013 5:32 AM

    I knew he wasn’t coming out after not taking the Browns job. Think about it. If he took the Philly job and his offense totally flopped, between the media and the fans…I knew he wasn’t up for that.

  81. jssgriffi says: Jan 7, 2013 7:06 AM

    Thank god! Didn’t want him in Philly

  82. birdsflynorth206 says: Jan 7, 2013 7:30 AM

    I would like to thank UO, Phil Knight and Nike for keeping Kelly at UO and and allowing him to make even more of a mess in philly
    Signed
    Eagles fans across the world

  83. 25cuts says: Jan 7, 2013 7:35 AM

    As an eagles fan, I’d like Gus Bradley

  84. macbull says: Jan 7, 2013 8:00 AM

    With the Browns, then the Eagles interviewing Chip Kelly, it set up a situation where Kelly may have gotten more information about both the Eagles and Browns than he ever wanted to hear.

    With the Browns and Joe Banner interviewing Kelly, knowing the Eagles wanted to interview Kelly also…it is very likely that Chip Kelly got an ear full from Joe Banner, concerning the Eagles and their management team…people Banner knew very well.

    On the flip side, Chip Kelly’s interview with the Eagles’ owner Jeff Lurie, Pres Don Smolenski and GM Howie Roseman..all who worked with Joe Banner…it is very likely that Chip Kelly got an ear full from the Eagles concerning Joe Banner’s history and style.

    Obviously Chip Kelly got enough information to make an informed decision…nixing the idea of coaching for the Browns or Eagles…preferring to stay at Oregon.

    Those judging Chip Kelly negatively need to consider what the man just went through.

  85. bleedgreen says: Jan 7, 2013 8:27 AM

    The difference between Kelly and Carroll was that Carroll was previously an NFL head coach, and had plenty of NFL experience. Couple that with the fact that he never flirted or waffled when he was at USC. He steadfastly said ‘No, I’m staying here, go away.’ until it was clear he had to leave due to scandal. Then he went to Seattle and got hired. It wasn’t because he was the fad coach of the year. He was actively courted for years and consistently said ‘no thanks.’.

  86. scottielewks says: Jan 7, 2013 8:30 AM

    As a Ducks fan I’m happy to hear this and don’t understand why people are ripping Kelly. Maybe during his interviews he didn’t like what he was hearing and/or teams weren’t willing to draft and build around his type of system. Colt McCoy and Nick Foles aren’t the type of QB that he uses in his offenses at Oregon. Maybe Chip knows that this is the only type of offense he wants to run and can personally be successful with and if he doesn’t have the personnel to do so why bother? As at least one other post on here said, the Panthers job in a year may be intriguing if it opens in a year. As for Oregon and its recruits I feel that the success after Belotti left and the continuity that the program has with the O-Coordinator taking over if/when Kelly leaves at least gives recruits some stability in the future.

  87. 49erstim says: Jan 7, 2013 9:14 AM

    Am I the only one that thinks he has done this 2 years in a row to really up his exposure? I know he already has a lot of exposure, but these shenanigans really get his name out there as an NFL ready college football coach which, even under potential sanctions, could keep his recruiting class strong.

  88. bigbluefan1 says: Jan 7, 2013 9:15 AM

    Do not hate the player hate the game

    This guy has a good agent who coached him up to get more College money.
    Staying in the NCCA means no draft no NFLPA just have a great team that talented young men what to come to play.

    Even Egal fans know there team is a train wreak on both sides of the ball and they are not going to sit around for 3 or 4 years while someone gives the team the make over it needs. The team is the only one in the East with zero super bowl wins while the rest of the east have cases full of championships

    The bills owner is past old so that job has no future new owner may want a quick change.

    The browns well come on its the browns need I say more. They have Pitt the Ravens and the Cinn twice a year so that means maybe maybe 8-8 for years to come.

  89. trojan33sc says: Jan 7, 2013 9:20 AM

    As long as he keeps coching and winning someone will entertain him as a head coach at the NFL level. My god look at John Gruden , he’s never leaving the analyst booth but every year his name pops up for an NFL coaching vacancy.

  90. mojosmagic says: Jan 7, 2013 9:40 AM

    Kelly has now played this game against 4 NFL teams in 4 different situations to get more money out of Oregon. Chip Jelly is afraid to compete against the best in a league were the talent separation is minor. He rather have his track stars run rough shod over inferior competition. NFL coaches would have caught up against his gimmick offense and kicked his but anyway.

  91. thunderstruck24 says: Jan 7, 2013 10:10 AM

    reminds of Kirk Ferentz a few years ago

  92. dolphins4 says: Jan 7, 2013 10:17 AM

    Don’t worry Eagles fans Jeff and Howie will screw this up and the Eagles won’t be any closer to winning a Super Bowl 5 years from now than they are today.

  93. hodag54501 says: Jan 7, 2013 10:18 AM

    Most of you missed the most telling point to me: look at the organizations that would woo a college coach with no NFL experience with a gimmick offense. By the time he got the players to fit the offense, the defensive coordinators would have figured it out. Weeden running that offense? Really? There is no guarantee you can get the personnel you need through the draft. The Eagles would be more equipped t to run that offense, but tell me that offense would work in December and January, outdoors?
    I think it says volumes about the organizations more than it does the coach who is approached by the teams. Anyone can listen to job offer(s) and that’s all he did.
    Perhaps you can see why some organizations win and others don’t. There are a bunch of qualified NFL assistants, but they didn’t have the pizzazz! Pizzazz is thin soup come playoff time.

  94. riseabovecancer says: Jan 7, 2013 10:22 AM

    kws001 says:
    Jan 7, 2013 3:54 AM
    He’s lucky that Oregon’s letting him come back after making it pretty clear that he’d rather coach in the NFL. I know he’s instrumental to their success as long as he’s there, but how much of this waffling are they willing to tolerate?

    ————————

    There was never talk about him leaving…He said he would interview…But most likely would turn down any offer that was giving to him…But in the end…Neither the Browns nor Eagles offered him a contract.

    So therefor he returned to Oregon…Where the AD said that he would do anything in his power to get Chip Kelly back.

  95. mungman69 says: Jan 7, 2013 12:25 PM

    He can stay at Oregon. No NFL teams will want him now. So be it.

  96. patssteelersorgiants says: Jan 7, 2013 8:45 PM

    The fact that Lurie wanted this guy is enough to show things aren’t going to get better until the Eagles are sold.

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