A season of transition brought a new coach with a breath of fresh air and a new identity as a team. There were adjustments along the way as Chip Kelly adjusted to life as an NFL coach after serving an entire career at the college level, but his players bought in to the mentality Kelly introduced to them and fought their way to an NFC East division title few saw coming before the season started.
Coaches are the talk of the town – and the league – as the 2013 NFL regular season begins to wind down. There is a lot of discussion as to who will be back next season, who won’t be back, and what kind of decisions are being made as a possible playoff run waits in the wings.
After a heart-breaking 31-28 loss to the Houston Texans Monday evening in the season opener, the San Diego Chargers turn their attention to the Philadelphia Eagles this Sunday for a short-week matchup.
Even with new coach Mark Helfrich taking over for Chip Kelly at Oregon, the expectations around the high-flying Ducks haven’t changed a bit.
In the end, Chip Kelly chose the NFL, giving the Eagles their guy. Philadelphia hired Kelly on Wednesday, just 10 days after he decided to stay at Oregon. The 49-year-old Kelly, known as an offensive innovator, becomes the 21st coach in team history and replaces Andy Reid, who was fired on Dec. 31 after a 4-12 season.
Southern California linebacker Hayes Pullard connects with Oregon tailback De’Anthony Thomas pretty much every day, either by phone or text.
Travel 850 miles northwest of Downtown Los Angeles, primarily along I-5, and you will stumble on one of college football’s top programs, the University of Oregon.
The NCAA is alleging Oregon violated the organization’s regulations in the way it used recruiting services over the past four years.
Could the Oregon Ducks be losing their head coach to the NFL? According to multiple reports, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have offered their vacant head coaching job to Chip Kelly.
Chip Kelly had several months to prepare for the questions he finally faced at Pac-12 media day. The Oregon coach claimed he’s eager to explain every aspect of the Ducks’ dealings with a Texas-based recruiting service.
Quarterback Andrew Luck of STANFORD has been selected Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Year, tackle Steven Paea of OREGON STATE the Pat Tillman Defensive Player of the Year and Chip Kelly of OREGON the Pac-10 Coach of the Year.
There’s really no spinning Oregon’s No. 1 ranking and the challenge the Ducks pose for UCLA on Thursday night. Coach Rick Neuheisel says he doesn’t need to point out what the Bruins already know.