I’m just going to be straightforward about this- Chip Kelly needs to go back to coaching college football.
We’ve seen the transition all too well. Whether it’s a player or a coach, moving to the pros can prove to be much harder than anticipated. With Oregon, he thrived. With the Eagles* and 49ers, not so much.
(*things started off great in Philadelphia until he got rid of, well, everybody.)
Now of course one could say that it wasn’t solely his decision to get rid of all the superstars on the Eagles. This is very true, but his voice is definitely worth something in a front office. It’s not like Philly couldn’t afford them or they weren’t producing. Lesean McCoy and Desean Jackson were both in their prime and solidified a fan base in their town. Kelly, on the other hand, became one of the most hated men in Philadelphia.
So what’s the solution? Somebody thought it was San Francisco and they were terribly, horribly wrong.
With Chip at the helm, the 49ers managed to land themselves the second overall draft pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. You read that right. The only team worse than them were the Cleveland Browns, who only had one (1) win this season.
Once again, the former Duck found himself without a head coaching position in the NFL as of last week. There have been rumors about other NFL teams being interested, but if you’re a smart front office, you’d redirect your attention elsewhere. This man belongs in one place and one place only- in college football.
Now I don’t have a specific school in mind, but there are plenty of options out there since it doesn’t look like he’s needed in Oregon anymore. He may not be aggressive enough to handle the pressure of coaching down south either.
So Chip, Mr. Kelly, I am not your biggest fan, but get your resume ready. College is where you belong.
I’m Kayla Nyree and whatever will be, will be!