In a surprising move, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are preparing to hire Oregon’s Chip Kelly as their next head coach. According to the Tampa Bay Times, “both sides are hopeful an agreement can be reached in the next 24-48 hours.” One source close to Oregon was a bit less equivocal.
Kelly has no NFL experience, and he runs a college spread. That said, he’s also one of the smartest, most innovative minds in the sport. It would be intriguing to see him adapt his concepts, especially regarding tempo, to the NFL game. There’s a perception (though perhaps not a reality) that college head coaches don’t have success in the NFL. Jim Harbaugh seems to have shattered that stereotype.
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