For about 5 minutes, I thought it could be a rumor, but it has been confirmed Duck Fans. Chip Kelly was named the Head Coach of the Philadelphia Eagles this morning. Since then, my phone has been blowing up with inquiring minds wondering what my take on it is. So, here it is: I’m not really sure how it all happened, but I know Duck Nation has been blind-sided. I also know it’s tough news to take in, but honestly I think we’ll be OK. No, I’m not crazy, just optimistic. I know Chip has been a good coach and been instrumental in getting the Ducks to the top, but he hasn’t done it alone. There is a great team of coaches that are also hugely instrumental and know how to keep things rolling. Many of those coaches have been at UO for years and are very solid. They have helped recruit those players, and have developed father-like relationships with many of them (Coach Campbell). This kind of development was inevitable and it was just a matter of time. It’s time to pick up the pieces, embrace the successes of the Chip Kelly era and move on to even better things!
Best of Luck Coach Kelly and Go Ducks!