Oregon Ducks Head Coach Chip Kelly Needs to Avoid NFL
Now that the Oregon Ducks season has come to an end after their big win over the Kansas State Wildcats in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl, all of the attention will be focused on whether or not Chip Kelly will bolt for the NFL. The Cleveland Browns, Philadelphia Eagles, and Buffalo Bills have each expressed interest in bringing the head coach on board for the 2013 season, but if Kelly were smart–he would just stay where he is in the college football world with one of the top football programs in the country.
Since Kelly came on board, the Ducks have been in the talks for title contenders each season and as the past has shown–it’s never easy for a college coach to make the successful transition to the professional level. If Kelly thinks he’s going to have success with teams like the Browns, Eagles, or Bills anytime soon, he’s going to be in for a rude awakening if he ends up taking the job with one of those teams.
The Browns always seem to be years away from being contenders. The Eagles will be facing a rebuilding year for the first time since the Donovan McNabb era got under way. Even the Bills haven’t been to the playoffs in over a decade and overpaid their beloved quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick as he struggled once again for a majority of the 2012 season.
If Kelly were smart, he would stay in Oregon where he belongs and avoid coaching in the NFL at all costs.