Just like when Pete Carroll got out of Southern Cal ahead of the NCAA posse for the Seahawks head coaching job, it appears Eagles coach Chip Kelly left Oregon just in time.
Obviously, it’s a coincidence.
According to Adam Jude of the Oregonian, the University of Oregon agreed that its football coaches “committed at least one major violation,” during recruiting from 2008 to 2011. It could clearly turn out to be a larger issue — for the Ducks.
The school has proposed to self-impose a two-year probation (no word on whether it will be Double Secret Probation), and reduce one scholarship for each of the next three seasons.
The school will appear before the NCAA’s committee on infractions sometime this year to determine their punishment.
It doesn’t really matter to the Eagles, unless the NFL decides to give Kelly a little Terrelle Pryor-style suspension for college infractions.
Kelly’s supposed to meet with the Philadelphia media today to discuss his offseason program, and it’s reasonable to assume there will be questions about something other than releasing Trent Edwards.