Chip Kelly
American football coach
Chip Kelly
Charles "Chip" Kelly is the head football coach at the University of Oregon. Widely regarded as one of the most innovative offensive minds in college football today, the 2009 and 2010 Pac-10 Coach of the Year, 2010 Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year, 2010 Walter Camp Coach of the Year, 2010 Sporting News Coach of the Year and 2010 Associated Press Coach of the Year was previously the offensive coordinator for the Oregon Ducks.
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Chargers axe McCoy, 49ers fire Kelly after defeats
Yahoo News - about 2 months
San Diego's Mike McCoy and San Francisco's Chip Kelly were fired on Sunday as coaches of their respective NFL teams only hours after defeats that concluded miserable losing campaigns. In four seasons, McCoy had an overall record of 28-38 with the Chargers, his farewell bow a 37-27 home loss to the Kansas City Chiefs that left the Chargers a 5-11 record this season. Kelly, who was joined in being fired by 49ers general manager Trent Baalke, saw a woeful 2-14 season finish with a 25-23 loss to Seattle.
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Trent Baalke on being fired by Niners: 'It was the right thing to do'
ABC News - about 2 months
49ers general manager Trent Baalke confirmed to a local radio station Sunday that he has been fired.? "It was the right thing to do," Baalke told KNBR Radio. "You know, I've been here since 2005, and I have a lot of respect for the organization as a whole, and the ownership, the fan base. It's difficult, but it's the right thing to do." ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Saturday that San Francisco was expected to make sweeping changes, dismissing both head coach Chip Kelly and Baalke. When asked whether the organization needed sweeping changes, Baalke told KNBR: "Sometimes you need to reset the culture. When you have a winning culture, which we did in 2011, '12, '13 and '14, a lot of good football players. A lot of memorable games we went through together. "Then you transition. At some point, those veteran guys move on. Blending in with younger guys, and sometimes it takes a little longer than you'd like. And this is probably one of those situations." .. ...
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NFL Insiders Predict: Kaepernick's future, the NFC's final wild-card spot, more
ABC News - 3 months
Our NFL Insiders predict Colin Kaepernick's employer in 2017. Plus: The Ravens' chances of upsetting the Patriots, the NFC's No. 6 seed, the effect of Earl Thomas' injury and more. Who will Colin Kaepernick be playing for next season? Matt Bowen, NFL writer:?49ers. Even after Kaepernick's dismal performance this past Sunday in the loss to the Bears, Chip Kelly's system is still the best fit for the quarterback. Given the designed run schemes and the route tree in San Francisco, Kaepernick has shown the ability to produce under Kelly's coaching. And although he should draw some interest on the market, re-signing with the 49ers is the best option here. KC Joyner, NFL writer: San Francisco, if for no other reason than where else are they going to go for a quarterback. ESPN NFL draft analyst Todd McShay says?the 2017 quarterback draft class, "is as bad a quarterback class as I can...
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Five potential Oregon coaching candidates after Mark Helfrich's firing - Sports Illustrated
Google News - 3 months
Sports Illustrated Five potential Oregon coaching candidates after Mark Helfrich's firing Sports Illustrated Chip Kelly? P.J Fleck? A look at who the Ducks might turn to after Mark Helfrich's firing. Share. Pete Thamel. Tuesday November 29th, 2016. Oregon fired coach Mark Helfrich on Tuesday night after the Ducks finished the 2016 season 4–8, their first ... Oregon enters unknown territory amid a much more hostile Pac-12ESPN (blog) Oregon fires Mark Helfrich after 4-8 season (Nov 30, 2016) Best Thing for Oregon and College Football Is to Bring Back Chip KellyBleacher Report -The Big Lead -ABC News -Detroit Free Press all 278 news articles »
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Kaepernick to start again for NFL 49ers
Yahoo News - 4 months
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick will retain his place in the starting line-up next weekend after making his season debut in Sunday's 45-16 drubbing by the Buffalo Bills, team officials said. Kaepernick, who was roundly jeered once more by the Buffalo crowd after refusing to stand for the national anthem, had done enough to impress head coach Chip Kelly despite the 45-16 blowout. Kaepernick went 13 for 29 for 187 yards and a touchdown as he made his first start for the 49ers in nearly a year.
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Google News - 4 months NFL scores, how to watch every Week 6 game and more Week 6 is upon us as the season is quickly rolling along. There are several highly anticipated matchups on the slate, including the 34th meeting between the Cowboys and Packers. Colin Kaepernick is also making his return to the starting lineup, while ... Biggest Week 6 NFL questions, stats and predictionsESPN (blog) Colin Kaepernick perfect for Chip Kelly; Patriots' nightmare If Colin Kaepernick does well, 49ers could be left in the lurchSFGate Breitbart News -Niners Nation -Comcast SportsNet Bay Area -The Advocate all 977 news articles »
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Sources: Colin Kaepernick can choose to be free agent after year - ESPN
Google News - 5 months
ESPN Sources: Colin Kaepernick can choose to be free agent after year ESPN Jim Trotter explains why Colin Kaepernick has restructured his deal with the 49ers into a one-year contract with a player option for next season. (0:52). Facebook · Twitter; Pinterest · Email; comment. 9:25 PM ET. Adam Schefter. Close ... Keys to the game: San Francisco 49ers at Buffalo Bills (Week 6) Here's how 49ers Coach Chip Kelly can revive Colin Kaepernick's careerWashington Post 49ers hope change to Kaepernick helps them go deepUSA TODAY -Bleacher Report -SB Nation all 591 news articles »
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Colin Kaepernick Is Going To Start On Sunday
Huffington Post - 5 months
Colin Kaepernick, the NFL quarterback whose decision to kneel during the national anthem has inspired similar protests by athletes across the sports world, will start for the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday for the first time this season, head coach Chip Kelly announced Tuesday. Colin Kaepernick has regained his role as the 49ers’ starting quarterback, Chip Kelly said. — Matt Maiocco (@MaioccoCSN) October 11, 2016 “We need to improve on the offensive side,” Kelly reportedly said of the decision. The 49ers, who started the season 1–4 with starting quarterback Blaine Gabbert, currently rank 30th of 32 teams in passing yards, according to ESPN.  Kaepernick hasn’t started for the 49ers for 11 months, but he nevertheless became the center of the sports world in August when he decided to sit out the national anthem during a preseason game in August to bring light to the mistreatment of people of color in the U.S. Kaepernick has since decided to kneel instead of sit, ...
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49ers' Chip Kelly, staff discussing quarterback situation
ABC News - 5 months
San Francisco 49ers coach Chip Kelly said Monday that the coaching staff will meet on Monday to discuss whether Blaine Gabbert or Colin Kaepernick will start at quarterback Sunday against the Buffalo Bills. Asked whether it was fair to say he is leaving the door open for a quarterback change, Kelly said: "It's fair to say we're looking at every option we have to being a good football team. I don't think it's different from any other position. Obviously, that position gets the most notoriety, but we have to look at everything right now." Kelly said he will talk to the training staff to see who is available when putting together the team's game plan. He also said he has never been told by the front office not to play Kaepernick, who has received considerable attention for his protests involving the national anthem, noting that Kaepernick received snaps in Week 1 against the Rams, proving that isn't the case. He also. ...
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Chip Kelly on if he'll consider QB change: “We're going to look at everything” -
Google News - 5 months
The Mercury News Chip Kelly on if he'll consider QB change: “We're going to look at everything” After another completely uninspiring performance by Blaine Gabbert, 49ers head coach Chip Kelly left the door open on the possibility of making a change at quarterback after Thursday night's 33-21 loss to the Arizona Cardinals. According to Tim ... 49ers Faithful-ish watch while Kelly refuses to make a QB changeComcast SportsNet Bay Area 49ers' Blaine Gabbert: Another pair of interceptions in Week 5 Kaepernick focus may shift from knee to arm as start beckonsYahoo Sports The Mercury News -Sporting News all 103 news articles »
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49ers coach Chip Kelly supports protests by QB Colin Kaepernick
ABC News - 5 months
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- With quarterback Colin Kaepernick set to appear on the cover of Time magazine, San Francisco 49ers coach Chip Kelly spoke for the first time at length Thursday about why he believes what Kaepernick is doing is important. Previously Kelly had mostly stuck to saying that he and the team respected Kaepernick's right to speak his mind, but with Kaepernick's protest of racial inequality and oppression in the United States picking up momentum across the league and the country, Kelly offered further support. "I think it's an issue -- you look at what's gone on in Tulsa and Charlotte the last two nights -- it's an issue that's at the forefront of our country and it needs to be addressed and needs to be taken care of because what's going on is not right," Kelly said. "I think, again, he's shedding light on a situation that is heinous and shouldn't happen in this country. We all have inalienable rights as a citizen of this...
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Carson Wentz Is Exceeding Even The Loftiest Expectations In Philly
Huffington Post - 5 months
One-year starters in high school are not supposed to do this. Neither are FCS quarterbacks with scant Division 1 interest. But then, Carson Wentz isn’t your normal 23-year-old rookie quarterback. While his counterpart, No. 1 overall pick Jared Goff, rides the bench with a clipboard for the Los Angeles Rams, Wentz has calmly helped the Philadelphia Eagles start a season 2-0. And he’s done so without committing a turnover ― a feat that no rookie quarterback has ever accomplished. In fact, Wentz is just the fourth rookie QB since the 1970 AFL/NFL merger to win his first two starts. What seems to separate Wentz, whom Philly traded up for to select with the second pick last April, is not merely the remarkable physical tools, but the intelligent pre-snap reads, surprising toughness and sound mechanics. Having a 6-foot-5, 237-pound frame, along with a cannon arm and deft feet, doesn’t hurt either.  As I first reported on April 14, Jared Goff is #Rams choice. The decision is no ...
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Chip Kelly won't say Blaine Gabbert has a 'leg up' on Colin Kaepernick just yet
Fox News - 7 months
Gabbert hasn't grabbed an advantage over Kaepernick ... yet.
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NaVorro Bowman agrees to 4-year contract extension with 49ers
ABC News - 7 months
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- On Monday, NFL agent Drew Rosenhaus appeared at the San Francisco 49ers second training camp practice. Afterward, he and client NaVorro Bowman, the team's star linebacker, were seen walking upstairs to the offices that rise above the practice fields. By Wednesday night, Bowman and the 49ers had agreed to a four-year contract extension, which will be added to the three years Bowman had remaining on his previous contract. Sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter that the four-year extension is worth $44 million, including $20 million guaranteed. Bowman's new-look pact takes him through the 2022 season and solidifies his standing as a franchise centerpiece for coach Chip Kelly and general manager Trent Baalke. At 28, Bowman is coming off a bounce-back season in which he overcame a devastating knee injury that cost him the entire 2014 season to earn his fourth first-team All-Pro honors in 2015. By his own...
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Chip Kelly
  • 2016
    Age 52
    He enters the 2016 season as the 49ers' third coach in the past three seasons, following Jim Harbaugh and Jim Tomsula.
    More Details Hide Details In his first game with the 49ers, they defeated the Los Angeles Rams at Levi's Stadium in a 28-0 romp. It was the first Week 1 shutout since 2009, when the Seattle Seahawks coincidentally shutout the Rams. Chip Kelly is a member of the following coaching trees: Team Served On Coaching tree: Kelly is reluctant to discuss his life outside of football. He has a small, tight-knit group of friends in Manchester, New Hampshire, who never speak about him to reporters. ESPN blogger Ted Miller describes Kelly as being "funny, biting, pithy, strange, fiery and surprising when talking to reporters." In 2009, Kelly responded to a season ticket holder's letter demanding a refund for his expenses after traveling to see Oregon's 19–8 loss to Boise State, a loss which ended with Ducks running back LeGarrette Blount responding to a Bronco player's taunts by punching him in the face. Kelly replied to the man with a personal check written out for his travel costs (exactly $439); in response, the fan wrote him a thank you note enclosing the original check, which he did not cash and made copies to frame.
    On January 14, 2016, Kelly was hired by the San Francisco 49ers to be their new head coach.
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  • 2015
    Age 51
    On December 29, 2015, with a record of 7–9 for the 2015 season, Kelly was fired by the Eagles in a statement made by Lurie.
    More Details Hide Details It was quickly speculated that he would be a candidate for several NFL head coach openings; on January 7, it was reported that Kelly had met with the San Francisco 49ers about their head coaching position.
    Soon afterward, Kelly traded All-Pro running back LeSean McCoy to the Buffalo Bills for linebacker Kiko Alonso (who was a former Oregon Duck under Kelly) and Pro Bowl quarterback Nick Foles to the St. Louis Rams for quarterback Sam Bradford on March 10, 2015, though both trades were met with negative reception from Eagles fans.
    More Details Hide Details He also signed former Cowboys running back and reigning rushing champion DeMarco Murray.
    On January 2, 2015, Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie announced that Kelly would become head of football operations in name as well as in fact, with Roseman moving to a lesser position in contract negotiations.
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  • 2013
    Age 49
    Kelly agreed to terms with the Philadelphia Eagles to become the team's head coach on January 16, 2013.
    More Details Hide Details Although general manager Howie Roseman ran the team's drafts and free agency signings in his first two seasons with the team, Kelly had the final say over the 53-man roster. He was one of three current NFL coaches who had either the title or powers of general manager, along with the New England Patriots' Bill Belichick and the Seattle Seahawks' Pete Carroll.
    In early January 2013, numerous NFL teams expressed interest and Kelly was interviewed by the Buffalo Bills, the Cleveland Browns and Philadelphia Eagles.
    More Details Hide Details After a seven-hour meeting with the Browns followed by a nine-hour meeting with the Eagles, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that Kelly initially decided to remain at Oregon. A week later, Kelly accepted the offer from Philadelphia and became the head coach of the Eagles.
  • 2012
    Age 48
    In his first season, Kelly reversed the Eagles' fortunes of the previous year. Taking over a team that went 4–12 in 2012, Kelly led the Eagles to a 10–6 record and the NFC Eastern Division Championship, becoming just the second head coach in league history to win a division title in his first season in the NFL.
    More Details Hide Details They lost in the first round of the playoffs at home to the New Orleans Saints 26–24, on a last-second field goal. In his second season in Philadelphia, Kelly finished with an identical 10–6 record, despite key injuries to players like quarterback Nick Foles and linebacker DeMeco Ryans. However, unlike the previous season, the Eagles failed to make the playoffs in 2014.
    During the 2012 offseason, Kelly met with New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick to discuss how he operated the "blur" offense that he ran at Oregon.
    More Details Hide Details New England had implemented the hurry up offense as early as 2007. Oregonian columnist John Canzano speculated that Kelly was waiting for the New England Patriots head coaching position to become available.
    In January 2012, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers interviewed Kelly for the head coach position but he declined to take the job because he had "unfinished business to complete" with the Ducks.
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  • 2010
    Age 46
    In November 2010, Kelly visited Pete Carroll at the Seattle Seahawks practice facility during an Oregon bye week.
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    With a 37–20 win over the Oregon State Beavers on December 4, 2010, Kelly led the Ducks to a 9–0 finish in conference play, winning their second consecutive outright Pac-10 title.
    More Details Hide Details With Darron Thomas at quarterback and Doak Walker Award winner LaMichael James at running back, the Ducks averaged 49.3 points and 537.5 yards per game in the regular season. In December, following an undefeated 12–0 season and an end-of-season #2 BCS ranking, Oregon was selected to play the #1 Auburn Tigers in the BCS national championship game on January 10, 2011. The Tigers, out of the Southeastern Conference, were coached by Gene Chizik, and had the Heisman Trophy winner at quarterback in Cam Newton. The Ducks lost, 22–19, on a last-second, 19-yard field goal by Wes Byrum. In recognition of his coaching achievements, Kelly received the Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year award, the Walter Camp Coach of the Year award and was named Pac-10 Coach of the Year for the second year running. Kelly also won the AP Coach of the Year.
    Prior to the 2010 season, Kelly suspended Jeremiah Masoli for the season after the quarterback pleaded guilty to second-degree burglary charges, marking the second year in a row that a key player was suspended.
    More Details Hide Details Masoli was later dismissed from the team following an arrest for marijuana possession and several driving infractions. In early October, Kelly led the team to a #1 spot on the AP, Harris, and USA Today Coaches Poll, followed a few weeks later by a #1 BCS ranking.
  • 2009
    Age 45
    On December 7, 2009 Kelly was named Pac-10 Coach of the year.
    More Details Hide Details He was the second Ducks coach to earn the honor, the other being Rich Brooks (two times).
    Kelly helped the Ducks gain national attention in 2009 after an upset of the then #5 USC Trojans on October 31.
    More Details Hide Details Kelly became the first Pac-10 coach to win an outright conference championship in his first season, sending the Ducks to the Rose Bowl for the first time since 1995. The Ducks hoped to win their first Rose Bowl since 1917, but were dominated in a loss to Ohio State University.
    On March 31, 2009, Oregon announced head coach Mike Bellotti would be promoted to athletic director; consequently, Kelly would be promoted as head coach.
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    He was named the 2009 and 2010 Pac-10 Coach of the Year, 2010 Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year, 2010 Walter Camp Coach of the Year, 2010 Sporting News Coach of the Year, 2010 AFCA Coach of the Year Award and 2010 Associated Press Coach of the Year.
    More Details Hide Details Kelly was hired as offensive coordinator at Oregon in February 2007. His potent spread offense attack was an instant success at Oregon. In his first season as offensive coordinator at Oregon, the Ducks led the Pac-10 in scoring (38.15 ppg) and total offense (467.54 ypg), and also became the highest scoring team while amassing the most yards in the history of Oregon football. Prior to Kelly's arrival at Oregon, Dennis Dixon struggled in his first three seasons at quarterback. Under Kelly's guidance, Dixon was the Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Year and emerged as a Heisman Trophy candidate. In 2008, the Ducks once again led the Pac-10 in scoring (41.9 ppg) and total offense (484.8 ypg), while breaking the school record marks set the previous season.
    He coached Oregon to three consecutive outright conference championships from 2009–2011 and a conference division title in 2012.
    More Details Hide Details Oregon won its second consecutive BCS bowl game after they defeated #5 Kansas State in the 2013 Fiesta Bowl. What may be considered the most important part of Kelly's résumé at Oregon however is that he posted undefeated records against the Ducks most hated rivals, the Oregon State Beavers and the Washington Huskies, something never before achieved by an Oregon coach.
  • 2006
    Age 42
    In 2006, quarterback Ricky Santos won the Walter Payton Award under Kelly's guidance, after Santos finished second in balloting for the award in 2005.
    More Details Hide Details Kelly, along with Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen, former Winnipeg Blue Bombers offensive coordinator Gary Crowton and Philadelphia Eagles quarterbacks coach Ryan Day, are part of the so-called "New Hampshire mafia" as they all have strong connections to New Hampshire. Kelly coached the University of Oregon to BCS games in each of his four seasons as head coach; the 2010 Rose Bowl, 2011 BCS National Championship Game, 2012 Rose Bowl, and 2013 Fiesta Bowl.
  • 2005
    Age 41
    He was named the College Assistant Coach of the Year by the Gridiron Club of Greater Boston following the 2005 season in addition to being selected as “one of college football’s hottest coaches” by American Football Monthly.
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  • 1995
    Age 31
    From 1995 through 1998, the speedy back raised the profile of UNH football as he rushed for what was then an FCS record 6,193 yards.
    More Details Hide Details He changed to the offensive line coach for two seasons (1997–98). Kelly was promoted to offensive coordinator at New Hampshire (1999–2006). The Wildcats' offenses averaged better than 400 yards per game of total offense in seven of his eight seasons and more than 30 points per game in his final four seasons. In 2004, the school broke 29 offensive school records; compiling 5,446 yards of total offense and scoring 40 or more points in seven games. Their best offensive output was in 2005 when the Wildcats finished second nationally in total offense (493.5 ypg), third in scoring (41.7 ppg) and fifth in passing (300.1 ypg). They completed the season with an 11–2 record.
  • 1992
    Age 28
    In 1992 he went to the University of New Hampshire as the running backs coach.
    More Details Hide Details He left to become the defensive coordinator at the Johns Hopkins University for one season. He returned to his alma mater as the running backs coach for the next three seasons (1994–96). He was just in time to devise a zone-blocking scheme for star Jerry Azumah.
  • 1990
    Age 26
    He broke into the coaching ranks in 1990 at Columbia University, where he served as secondary and special teams coach for the freshman team.
    More Details Hide Details The next year he was outside linebackers and strong safeties coach for the varsity team.
    Charles Kelly was born in Dover, New Hampshire. He attended Manchester Central High School and earned his Bachelor of Science in physical education from the University of New Hampshire in 1990.
    More Details Hide Details He played quarterback at Manchester Central and defensive back at the University of New Hampshire. Additionally, he played ice hockey and basketball during his high school years.
  • 1963
    Born on November 25, 1963.
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