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Just read an article on TOS-E that the Browns are in Arizona interviewing Chip Kelly for the vacant HC position in Cleveland.
Wonder how much money Haslam will throw at Chip to sign....
It will be really telling if Chip does not fly back to Oregon on Friday with the rest of the team.
Interesting development here.....
Not entirely unexpected. There are a lot of vacancies, CK has the leverage, I don't think a deal will get done this week but I don't think that means he is staying put.
It baffles me why they can't wait until after the season is over before interviewing. That can't be a good rumor to let fly right before a big bowl game.
I don't think NFL teams give a crap about how it impacts the college team. They are trying to hire the right person before another team steals their guy. We saw these rumors for years under CPC. I'm sure it is causing a little bit of havoc with the Duck players right now....
Here's hoping he leaves. Dude is a hell of a coach.
With the success Harbaugh and Pete (two great college coaches) have had, foolish franchises will bite. We have yet to see if this guy can coach at the highest level.
"Here are provided seats of meditative joy, where shall rise again the destined reign of Troy." Virgil
And don't forget Schiano, who was a pretty good coach at Rutgers and has done a fair job in Tampa his first season.
NFL teams have obviously forgotten about Saban, Petrino and Spurrier for examples of college coaches that flopped in the NFL...
Not the NFL team, college coaches.
I don't know that the college coaches have too much of a say.
If they really want to move to the NFL, and a team comes calling, I bet it is a little difficult to ask them to wait, as they may lose an opportunity to interview.
This is it.
Its hard to imagine him succeeding in the NFL.
"If this was a prize fight they'd call it off"- F ND!
Jump in or that ship will sail
It is hard to imagine his doing well in Cleveland, but I would say that for just about anyone. I could see him doing well in Philly.
There is more offensive talent in Philly (right now), but if Haslam is trying to make a splash by getting Chip, he will open the checkbook and get whatever players Chip needs to be successful.
Yeah. I personally just think he fits better in college football better than the NFL.
Yeah winning in Cleveland for anyone will be tough.
If I were the Browns i would press hard for Nick Saban. He's coached there before and I do think he can win in the NFL.
I think the biggest problem right now, is that of the 7 job openings, imo, only 1 has a QB in place you can win big with, and that is Chicago.
He probably does, but just about no college coach except for Jimmy Johnson has matched their college success in the pro's.
Open slots in Arizona (Andy Reid make get this one), Buffalo, Kansas City, Cleveland, Chicago and maybe Detroit and Oakland. I think I missed one. I would like to see what Chip could do in the Pros with that attack.
Barry S won at both..
Meh, he won with what JJ had built, the longer he was there the worse the Cowboys got.
What has Jay Cutler done to show you that? The guy is a bum.
He took the Bears to an NFC title game in 2010 and had them going pretty good in 2011 till he got hurt, he is not Rodgers, Brady or Manning, but far better than the other 6 teams have at QB.
He took over a Stanford program that was a mess. Won a BCS bowl. He took over a Niners team that almost had the same players on it that Mike Singletary coached and was a game away from the Super Bowl. Has the niners in good position still this season.
I guess, I was thinking of guys who won big in college, he had Stanford on the right track but never won a conference title. I suppose he has matched that in the pro's, but still hasn't come close to winning it all at either level.
Do you think anyone can do it? Pete Carroll is gettin pretty close
I think if Saban has full control over a franchise and has "his" type of players he can do it. I heard he wanted Drew Brees bad when he was in Miami but the FO was concerned about his shoulder injury and they gave him Daunte Culpepper instead. I wonder how things would have worked for him then?...
I think it is easy to think things would have been different with Brees instead of Culpepper.
I suppose it would have to be PC or Saban, because if we are talking about winning big at both levels, it starts with winning MNC's and no one is ever going to ask Les Miles for an NFL head coaching job. Stoops-no, Chizk-no, Brown-no, so it would have to be 1 of those 2 guys.
Winning a Super Bowl is obviously very tough, and I would be shocked to see Seattle there this year, but if they can get a home field advantage in the next couple years they could do it. There 2012 draft was unreal good.
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