The Most Eventful Week of 2013

Well, it has been quite a week for sports hasn’t it? Undoubtedly, it has been the most eventful week of 2013. All my picks were wrong for the Divisional Round of the NFL Playoffs except for the New England Patriots beating the Houston Texans in a dominant fashion (hooray, I guess). Baltimore got off to a burning start to make sure Ray’s career didn’t stop at Mile High, Atlanta decided it didn’t want to lose by a point on a not-so-last-second touchdown by Russell Wilson, and San Francisco walloped Green Bay on the legs and arm of one Colin Kaepernick. … Continue reading The Most Eventful Week of 2013

When Coaches Go Pro // It’s A Player’s World

One thing that I am starting to see more and more as each offseason comes and goes is the number of college coaches getting interviewed for the NFL. There seems to be no viable coaching candidates currently coordinating at the professional level. Of course, that cannot actually be true, but there is a lot more buzz about coaches from the collegiate ranks than any NFL coordinators. Why is that though? Typically, college coaches seem to have a far worse success rate than already-in-the-pros coaches. That stereotype is entirely understandable, too, as it is an entirely different game. Just this offseason, … Continue reading When Coaches Go Pro // It’s A Player’s World

Chip Forgoes the NFL..Again

Despite everything you have heard in the news the last month or so, a quite a few credible sources are saying Chip Kelly is staying firmly planted in Eugene. The Duck faithful had all but moved on to Mark Helfrich being the new head coach last Friday when sources leaked that Cleveland was finalizing the contract to make Chip Kelly their new head coach. The next day, sources reported that Cleveland had moved on to searching for a new coaching candidate and that Chip was talking to Philadelphia about their opening. Today, ESPN broke the news that Chip Kelly was, … Continue reading Chip Forgoes the NFL..Again

Looking Toward Life After Chip

So, it’s no surprise to anyone who knows me that I’m an Oregon fan. And it also wouldn’t be a surprise to anyone to hear that Chip Kelly takes a job with Cleveland/Philadelphia/Buffalo/KC/Arizona/etc. As a fan, I don’t think about Chip leaving and I would like to think that he’s an Oregon faithful much in the way Mike Belotti and Rich Brooks were. However, I am smart enough to know how the coaching carousel works these days. Plus, from some insiders in the Oregon athletic department, I know a little more about Kelly’s personality than he will talk about with … Continue reading Looking Toward Life After Chip