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Turns down Eagles and Browns and staying at Oregon, per multiple news outlets.
This post was edited by Shea Dixon 15 months ago
"I guess you've just gotta find something you love to do and then... do it for the rest of your life." - Max Fisher
I kinda had a feeling this was gonna happen. I never thought he was a good fit in the NFL period, but with it being the Eagles and Browns those are two franchises I just can't see ever being successful in his system and Philly fans would have had a short fuse. I think he realized that he didn't have the horses for it either. I actually thought the Bills should have given him a harder look. I think that franchise and those current players would have made for a much smoother transition and fusion.
I think he needs to just accept that he is a college guy and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that.
"They're on our left, they're on our right, they're in front of us, they're behind us....They can't get away this time." Chesty Puller
That's a good move on his part. Smart man. Didn't let his ego get the best of him.
Wonder what this says about the NCAA violations? I would have loved to see him give his system a shot in the pros, though I was very skeptical it could work.
I think this is a very smart decision on his part. Right now, Oregon is one of the top 5 jobs in all of college football. Only ones better are Alabama, LSU, & Texas with Ohio State, Florida, Georgia, & USC all in a group pretty close behind.
As a general matter, sustained success is easier in the college game than the NFL. In and of itself, the draft was created to continually level the playing field among the 32 NFL teams. Also, don't underestimate the fact that college kids are still kids. Motivating/leading a college kid is much different than motivating/leading grown men who are making millions of dollars. Coach Kelly will never have the same captive marketing machine (Nike) at his disposal in the NFL as he does at Oregon.
That being said, I am one of the people that thinks Coach Kelly could do very well in the NFL. As I have said before, it is not necessarily that the NFL wants his offense but rather his mind & organizational skills. He relies on more option concepts at Oregon but the base of his offensive philosophy is no huddle, up temp style of play, which we see more and more NFL teams adopting; most notably, the Patriots. Also, his ability to streamline and organize his practices/teaching of concepts is second to none. There are many great football minds in the college and pro game. What sets the best ones apart is their ability to make the insanely complex stuff, ridiculously simple. Coach Kelly is a master at this skill. He would adapt his particular plays to the strengths of the players he has.
Vianney High School,
Pass Game Coordinator,
Varsity QB & RB Coach,
Saint Louis, MO.
Hearing Phil Knight sweetened up the deal so much where it didn't make sense from a financial standpoint. Anyone else hearing this?
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