Chip Kelly continues to struggle at UCLA, with QB’s dad now taking shots

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Chip Kelly’s foray into NFL coaching ended badly, but his return to college coaching is off to an even worse start.

Kelly, now the coach at UCLA after being fired by the 49ers and Eagles, is off to an 0-3 start after a 38-14 loss at home to Fresno State. And Kelly is taking criticism from all corners, including from the father of his starting quarterback.

Michael Robinson, the father of Bruins quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson, blasted Kelly on Twitter for “lousy coaching and play calling,” and said any success Kelly previously had at Oregon was “a fluke.”

Kelly said today that he wouldn’t respond.

I have no response,” Kelly said. “I mean, everybody’s entitled to their opinion; that’s what’s the great thing about sports. When you win, people say good things and when you don’t win, people don’t say good things. That’s life, you know? But we all have to play better here. On the offensive side of the ball, we didn’t do a very good job on Saturday, so we have to call better plays, we have to execute better and we’re all in this together.”

UCLA fired Jim Mora last year late in a 6-7 season. But this season appears headed toward a record far worse than 6-7. The Bruins are likely to be underdogs in eight of their remaining nine games. UCLA has never lost more than nine games in the history of its program, but Kelly may be poised to give the Bruins their first ever 10-loss season.

34 responses to “Chip Kelly continues to struggle at UCLA, with QB’s dad now taking shots

  1. Says something about our society where we don’t even bat an eye at something like this anymore…. 20 years ago his transfer papers would have been submitted already

  2. If he loses 10 games I will eat my computer.

    I’m not a Chip Kelly stan, but the guy can definitely coach at the college level. His roster is both short on talent and full of guys that weren’t recruited to play his system. Still, they’ll be better at it in October than they are in September, and better still in November than in October. I wouldn’t be shocked if they won 5 games.

  3. Chimp Kelly is getting what he deserves. This fraud traded away superior talent off of the Eagles roster for duds, then advocated for giving racist Riley Cooper an extension, just to discover Cooper was garbage without Desean (who Chimp Kelly cut) drawing double coverage. This clown left the Eagles roster in shambles. Couldn’t happen to a better jerk. Chubby Chimp Kelly has been exposed. UCLA will cut ties with this fraud soon, however, they failed to learn from history. Chimp, take your sleep monitors, your peanut butter smoothies and your quick double talking crap and get out of football.

  4. Irish Hoodlum says:
    September 18, 2018 at 6:47 pm
    His QB sucks to start with

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    I was thinking the dad of this QB should be happy his son’s at UCLA because if they were able to recruit the type of talent Chip will be able to bring in his son wouldn’t be at UCLA.

  5. Chip Kelly..I am not a fan..but this Kid’s Dad is out of line and his comments are inappropriate. How many College Football games has the Dad won? How many College Players has the Dad coached that ended up in the NFL.

    Hats off to Kelly for taking the high road, and hopefully he will not hold it against the kid because his Dad is a loud mouth.

    Remember the days when you got to meet the BOARD OF EDUCATION if you got in trouble at school, and then you got some more at home because your behavior was an embarrassment and a direct reflection on the Parents ability to produce and deliver a respectful child?

    Now it’s ” Little Johnny” was innapropriate so he was verbally corrected. WHAT! Take to Facebook and call an attorney! How dare anyone not appreciate his CREATIVE GENIUS!

    RIDICULOUS. JUST MAYBE THE KID NEEDS TO WORK HARD TO IMPROVE..NOT BE TAUGHT HIS FAILURES ARE THE FAULT OF OTHERS..AKA Pony Express Craig James example.

  6. I am no fan of Chip Kelly, but the QB needs to have a talk with his dad. Otherwise I see quite a few QB draws being called in the near future.

    Kelly inherited garbage at UCLA.

    Going to take more than 3 games to right that ship.

  7. Kelly should have recruited a junior college QB to backup Speight and not have it fall on a bunch of inexperienced freshmen. Robinson is a poor QB. His dad should have him playing at UNLV, that way he can hold his hand and wipe his nose. He played like he was a 70 year old man, moving in slow motion. The Bulldogs just killed the Bruins. The Bruins will be lucky to win 1 game this year (home against overrated Arizona).

    Ring around the Rosie’s a pocketful of crazy dads.

  8. UCLA recruits studs. The team isn’t garbage. But unless Kelly rights this ship in a hurry, they’re going to have a serious problem with recruiting. And you can bet the donor-check-writing alumni aren’t happy either. Kelly could be gone at the end of the season. This isn’t the NFL where rebuilding years are tolerated.

  9. I don’t think Chip is a bad coach, at least not a bad college coach. I think there are certain types of players he needs to be successful though. It will be interesting to see how well he coaches in a few years if he’s lucky to still be around once he starts coaching players he recruited.

  10. Tell Daddy his kid sucks. DTR was not recruited by Kelly and take this to the bank. DTR won’t play much when Kelly gets his QB into the equation. DTR was Mora’s recruit.
    DTR will transfer out, I Hope, next year.

  11. Josh Rosen carried that team on his back , his receivers were horrible (35 catchable dropped passes were far more than any other draftable QB suffered), No running game at all, his O-Line was putried constantly getting him hit it was the worst in the PAC-12, UCLA”s defense was atrocious during his tenure n last season it was either thee worst or one of thee worst in the programs history. Rosen was the reason they games, that coaching staff there was horrible under Mora Jr including Mora Jr himself as he did not know how to get or maximize the talent his players had , he couldnt coach guys up. Josh Rosen was consistently needing to win shootouts Mora’s defenses were so bad, Rosen carried the program without him they would of been historically bad under Mora. Despite all that Josh Rosen set records, led the nation in passing last season AVG 341.5 P-YPG, set records for most 300 n 400yd games, Josh Rosen is going to light it up when he takes over very very very shortly in Arizona. If Bradford lays another egg this weekend and plays as poorly as he has been Rosen will start week 4 for sure no doubt about it.

  12. Turns out that without all of that Oregon Nike money that Chip isn’t even a decent college coach! Losing to Fresno State (which has been terrible in recent years), in the Rose Bowl? Jim Mora was a better coach!

  13. As a Phila. Eagles fan, I have no reason to say anything in support of this guy, but as a Florida State fan, I have reason to empathize with him for sure. I never believed his system would have success at the pro-level which came to fruition most tragically at my team’s doorstep, but he and his system were proven winners at the college level. He, Willie Taggart and Scott Frost are all struggling at their new positions but it’s the first year for all of them. Let them get a couple of recruiting classes under their belts and and we’ll see if they are deserving of the criticism in the coming years. I realize that Jimbo is having immediate success at TAMU but that is not the norm and if we’re being honest, we must admit that. Get your digs in on these guys while you can because I believe all three are going to be ultra-successful in the coming years especially Chip because of where he’s coaching (location, only really has to compete for recruits with his crosstown rival) and because, once again, his system works at the college level.

  14. hasanwill says:

    September 18, 2018 at 7:18 pm

    Chimp Kelly is getting what he deserves. This fraud traded away superior talent off of the Eagles roster for duds, then advocated for giving racist Riley Cooper an extension, just to discover Cooper was garbage without Desean (who Chimp Kelly cut) drawing double coverage. This clown left the Eagles roster in shambles. Couldn’t happen to a better jerk. Chubby Chimp Kelly has been exposed. UCLA will cut ties with this fraud soon, however, they failed to learn from history. Chimp, take your sleep monitors, your peanut butter smoothies and your quick double talking crap and get out of football.
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    wahhhhhhhh wahhhhhhh!!!!!

    UCLA will dominate in 2-3 years.. You know it!

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