The rumblings that Chip Kelly will be heading to the NFL after the season have become louder and more apparent over the past few weeks. Gregg Doyel from CBSSports.com joined Bernard on Flight 750 Tuesday to discuss that possibility and to discuss how Oregon moves on, if indeed he does try his hand at the NFL.
Although Doyel doesn’t say for certain whether he thinks Kelly is staying or leaving, he does imply that it would not come as much of a shock if Kelly left Oregon after the season, and he admits that he would not want to be in Kelly’s shoes right now.
“Chip Kelly’s in a bad spot. He can do the Nick Saban thing when Saban was with the Dolphins and say ‘look I’m staying here. Shut up and leave me alone’ and then when he leaves for Alabama, everyone’s calling him a liar. He’s in a tough spot. I feel bad for the guy.”
Doyel also discussed the Oregon job and how much appeal it may have with other coaches.
“Oregon’s a top-ten job, and it wasn’t a top-ten job five years ago. That’s a lot because of Belotti and Chip Kelly and it’s mainly because of Nike. It’s all about resources…You give a great coach resources, he’s going to do great things and Oregon has great resources. If they have the right coach, the sky is the limit.”
Take a listen to Doyel's great breakdown of the Oregon position and be sure to look for his columns every week with CBSSports.