Chip Kelly has decided to stay at Oregon instead of jumping to the NFL. This was most likely Chip Kelly’s last chance at going to the NFL. Instead he decides to stay in college football. Don’t get too excited Oregon fans, he is waiting for his dream job.
The University of Texas.
Now why would Texas be his dream job?
1. Fertile recruiting ground
Chip Kelly recruits the State of Texas about as much as he recruits California. He has gotten some great players from Texas like LeMichael James and Darron Thomas both came from Texas. He has 6 players from Texas on the Oregon roster and 1 committed this year to him. He likes the talent that the State of Texas produces.
2. To Become Legendary
Legends in the game win at the highest level and at the best programs. You might get recognized as a great coach but you will never be recognized as a legendary coach unless you win at one of the top college football programs in the country. Lou Holtz was a pretty good coach at Arkansas and Minnesota, but became a legend at Notre Dame. Nick Saban was a pretty good coach at Michigan State and LSU, but became a legendary coach at Alabama. Why? Because they won big at the big name schools. Oregon is a good job, but it’s not Texas. Oregon doesn’t carry that rich tradition or prestige with it. And Chip Kelly will never be viewed as a legendary coach staying in Oregon.
3. Unlimited resources
While Oregon has a nice thing going with Phil Knight, Texas can match and top that with big donors, tops in merchandise sales and an ESPN network dedicated to the Texas Longhorns.
So while Oregon fans are celebrating their coach’s return, it won’t be for long.