Mr. WEO, on 31 December 2012 - 04:40 PM, said:
SJ is completely correct. I bet pros are not impressed with Chip Kelly's quick play circus game at Oregon. Where are the National Championships, they might ask?
There is no comparison to the type of game Harbaugh was coaching with Luck at Stanford and what Kelly does.
Can you name a single QB who Kelly has "molded" ever? How about one he got onto an NFL roster?
SJ certainly raises some relevant concerns, but you do not.
Kelly has taken the Ducks to BCS bowl games 4 times in 4 years as head coach, twice getting them either in the national championship game or one game away from it. (I would also argue that the national championship in college football is a load of crap anyway to the extent it is based on the BCS selection process rather than actual head to head games, but that's a different argument.) As anyone who follows college football knows, Oregon has generally been unable to attract the type of 4 and 5 star recruits that schools like USC, Alabama, and LSU have signed year after year. It's remarkable what Kelly has been able to do at Oregon, despite not winning a national title yet. Are you saying he can't succeed in the NFL because Oregon has not produced any NFL QB's under his regime? Not sure how that's relevant. Oregon runs a completely different system than Stanford. Luck was a once in a decade QB--are you saying Harbaugh is responsible for him being in the NFL? I'm not knocking Stanford--they have a great program and shaw is a great coach, but that does not have anything to do with Kelly's ability to succeed in the NFL. And by the way, I predict Marcus Mariotta will be the No. 1 pick in the 2014 draft, if he decides to come out.
Edited by mannc, 31 December 2012 - 05:03 PM.