11 Total Updates since November 26, 2012
4 months ago Article 344 comments
The news is official. Chip Kelly is the next coach of the Philadelphia Eagles. We try to grapple with what this means for Oregon. The Ducks should be strong in the short-term, but long term the Ducks have questions.
4 months ago Article 778 comments
4 months ago Update 298 comments
Chip Kelly has tested the NFL waters, and once again chosen to stay at Oregon. This was first reported moments ago by Adam Schefter.
Chip Kelly considered Eagles but ultimately decided it was better to stay at Oregon.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 7, 2013
This was further confirmed by those close to the UO Athletic Department.
UO source confirms Chip Kelly is staying with the Ducks.— Adam Jude (@A_Jude) January 7, 2013
UO sources confirm the @adamschefter report: Chip Kelly is staying at Oregon.— Rob Moseley (@DuckFootball) January 7, 2013
Chip spent a lot of time with both Cleveland and Philadelphia, but in the end, decided to stay at Oregon. Hopefully we'll hear some more specifics of just what happened in the coming days, but for now, it's time to celebrate!
4 months ago Article 167 comments
ESPN's Chris Mortensen is reporting that Chip Kelly will not be the next head coach in Cleveland.
4 months ago Article 302 comments
According to NFL.com's Ian Rapoport, Oregon head coach Chip Kelly is "close" to a deal with the Cleveland Browns
4 months ago Update 7 comments
USA Today (and former Register Guard) reporter George Schroeder reported this afternoon that offensive coordinator Mark Helfrich "could be named head coach within 72 hours of (Chip) Kelly's departure," according to a source.
The news should not come as a surprise to many Oregon fans, as Helfrich has long been the assumed coach-in-waiting behind Kelly, but was the unofficial head coach of the Ducks during the hours between Kelly accepting, then spurning the Tampa Bay Buccaneers a year ago.
Schroeder's source is quoted in a way that makes him sound optimistic, assured that Helfrich is primed to continue the system and success that Kelly has delivered at Oregon, taking the program to new heights at an astonishing pace.
To quote Schroeder's article:
"He can finish Chip's sentences," the person said of Helfrich. "He's been in that environment long enough (to succeed). It's a leap of faith but it's very similar – I'd almost argue that it was a bigger leap (promoting) Chip than with Mark.
It appears fairly obvious that Helfrich is the successor in large part for continuity's sake, and it's doubtful that most Oregon fans consider that a bad thing. To quote Schroeder's source one more time:
"I don't think anybody wants to see this change happen," the person said. "But if it's gonna happen I don't think anybody has concern with (promoting Helfrich)."
5 months ago Article 8 comments
In addition to Philadelphia and Cleveland, reports are surfacing that Kelly will interview with the Buffalo Bills.
5 months ago Article 34 comments
Reports indicate that Chip Kelly will interview with the Cleveland Browns on Friday, a day after the Fiesta Bowl.
5 months ago Article 0 comments
Both the Cleveland Browns and the Philadelphia Eagles are courting Oregon Ducks head coach Chip Kelly.
5 months ago Article 26 comments
Oregon head coach Chip Kelly is the Browns top head coach target, according to a report.
6 months ago Update 35 comments
Take this with a grain of salt, considering the nature of the information sourcing ("The following quotes are from NFL scouts, coaches and front-office personnel, speaking on the condition of anonymity."), but here's a nugget of information from the folks at PFW:
"I’ve heard talk about (Eagles GM) Howie Roseman already meeting with (Oregon head coach) Chip Kelly...I think San Diego would be a better fit for Kelly, myself.
The Eagles have been an oft discussed landing spot for Kelly, should he jump to the NFL after the Fiesta Bowl, and this isn't likely to be the last we hear about the City of Brotherly Love.
6 months ago Article 22 comments
Should Oregon's Chip Kelly leave for the NFL, Phil Knight, the Ducks' most prominent booster, would approve of offensive coordinator Mark Helfrich as his successor.