I'll be having a bunch of people over for the game at my house. Plenty of beer and Papa's Pizza, and hopefully we whoop on the Cats.
By the way, Tyree Robinson said he was coming to Oregon to play safety at an All-Star game today. He has massive upside there...
Even though I am skeptical of its truth, Jason LaCanfora did say that he felt like Chip would stay at Oregon...
ESPN is reporting that Chip Kelly has a meeting with the Browns on Friday and the Eagles on Monday.
Will there be any recruiting fallout for the Ducks if Kelly leaves?
One more day of Chip. Pretty crazy to think about how far Oregon has come since he became the offensive coordinator. Some stupid Duck fans will think we're better off without him, but they are really stupid.
I remember before that 2007 season that my friends and I thought Dennis Dixon sucked *** and that him playing baseball that summer meant he had thrown in the towel. What happens? Chip brings a spread offense to Oregon that no one truly understood, and Dixon was the Heisman front-runner. Of course that season ended in tears, but after Chip turned Justin Roper into a serviceable QB that could keep us close with the Beavs and win the Sun Bowl, I then knew that Chip was an unbelievably good coach. Even though that season was disappointing in so many ways, it was also incredible in many other ways. I knew that Chip was going to make me forget the horror shows of Ludwig and Crowton, and he did a whole lot more than I expected even after that season.
Now we've been to 4 straight BCS bowls, including a a shot at the Natty. I would have called you nuts if you had said this would happen, but Chip brought more than an offense to Oregon. He brought an environment that each player has to live through each day. Great programs know what their identity is, and that's exactly why Chip is such a good coach. Can Mark Helfrich continue this "Win the Day" mantra going? I don't know, and today I don't care. Just want the Ducks to "Win the Day" and bring home the Fiesta.
Last edited by BradyIsTheMan12; 01-03-2013 at 07:05 PM.
Beautifully stated as always Brady.
As a Chip fan, I truly am excited as hell for the guy. I hope he takes the NFL by storm and turns the league on its' head. But as a Ducks fan first and foremost, I'm truly saddened by the possibility of Chip leaving. Not only has he been great for our football program, he has been great for our university. Moving away from Eugene after school, it was a daily occurrence of "You went where?" and in the years since Chip has created a dynasty, it's been "Oh, Oregon! I love that school, you guys have such a cool school".
I'll forever appreciate what Chip Kelly did for this school, a true legend and one that will certainly be missed by Ducks everywhere.
Thanks for everything Chip, we love you.
Oh, and if that doesn't get you emotional, this will: