The Oregonian’s Aaron Fentress Doesn’t Blame Cleveland For Moving On From Kelly

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The Oregon Ducks’ beat writer from The Oregonian called in to talk about the curious case of Chip Kelly. Kelly, who spurned NFL offers just 10 days ago, including the Browns, said he was returning to coach at Oregon. Yesterday, however, the Philadelphia Eagles announced Kelly will be their next head coach. Aaron claimed that Kelly was ‘sold’ on Philly from the get go, but decided to return to the university for the people. He said no NFL team should wait around for any one candidate, especially a college coach. Aaron talked about the history of college coaches failing in the NFL, and said there has only two coaches who have successfully made the transition from college to pros. Aaron said Kelly will fit in Philadelphia, however, citing his personal convictions and the fact that he is an East Coast guy, growing up in New England. Aaron shared stories about Chip Kelly’s personality and talked about where Phil Knight fits into the picture.

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