Kelly Epitomizes Change in NFL Philosophy

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Chip Kelly’s bubble is comfortable, thank you very much. He likes it here. Practice, video, maybe a break for lunch. Go over game-plan details one more time. Maybe 10 more times.

This is the life of a football-obsessive, the one that big-time college coaches create for themselves, and that’s all fine. Good gig if you can get it.

“I do not know what the future holds,” he says. “I do know we have a football game and I’m going to be there.”

Sure enough, but when he’s done coaching Oregon against Kansas State in tonight’s Fiesta Bowl, that bubble will pop, for good.

Including the Chiefs, seven NFL teams are looking for head coaches right now, and there isn’t a more captivating candidate at any level than Kelly.

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