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I just have to ask, who do you believe handled the situation better.
For all we griped about the silence of BK during the Eagles interviews and the calls to get him fired, I have to think what Chip did is even worse. Openly flirting with the NFL and your team assuming you will leave, then you say you are coming back to Oregon, then blindside them and actually leave them.
I guess you can make the argument that we were not expecting BK to interview and it was a slap in the face for him to say this was his dream job then leave, where Chip has made it well known and given his AD time to make a strategy to replace him, but I still think this "Psyche" to Oregon that Chip just pulled is pretty bad.
What came out of last week's debacle, along with today's news, is that no fan of any team should ever think their coach is loyal to a team.
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That is probably the ultimate takeway, +1 IFR.
There were reports Chip Kelly was staying at Oregon -- then he left...
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i guess the loyality a coach has for their team, depends on the
day of the week.
I wrote cynically last week about football coaches, inclusive of Brian Kelly, and I feel like saying, "the prosecution rests". This is a multi-million dollar business and loyalty is a much bigger value to fans than it will be for the majority of coaches. We need to accept that if sanity is to be retained.
This post was edited by HamOnWry22 18 months ago
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Maybe Chip is pulling a Pete Carroll and getting out of dodge ahead of some sanctions? Though Oregon had an NCAA investigation going on, correct?
I got your plus +1 right here buddy! I agree.
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This is right on.
I would also like to point out that this "lack of loyalty" is a two way street. Both the coaches and their employers are always open to improving their respective situations. Is a school who fires a coach with a winning record after 3 years in an effort to improve the team disloyal to the coach? Do they owe it to the coach to let him finish out his contract regardless of the circumstances? I don't see how it's any different if a coach takes a different job in an effort to improve his job status. Whether or not the coach handles the transition in a professional/ethical way is always up for debate, but discussing loyalty is futile.
Irish fans should be looking at Brian Kelly's foray with the Eagles as the act of a Benevolent Dictator. "Don't fear me." Brian said, "Fear yourselves."
This post was edited by Irish Cedar 18 months ago
I think Ham is absolutely right about all sports. The loyalty belongs to the fans. To everyone else, it is a business. Pure and simple. The quicker you realize that as a fan, the less heartache you will have when business transactions get in the way of your wishes for your team or player.
That being said, Chip Kelly was incredibly smart to leave Oregon, and here is why: The guy is playing with house money!! He got a ton of money and authority to take an NFL job. He can try his system, fulfill his ego, and see if it works out. If it doesn't work, he leaves the NFL, with a ton of money in the bank, and a LONG line of colleges trying to convince him to bring his magic to their campus at top dollar. This guy has no down side at this point. None. Why not try it???
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