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I am honestly shocked that we as a forum have not had a huge long long thread about thanking Chip. No he's not bigger than the program and I for one don't think he ever thought he was. What he did think and say everyday is that he loved the university and he was proud to be a Duck. This duck was extremely proud to have him as our coach and I thank him. Ya know if we lose recruits due to him leaving ... That's Ok. If we lose the culture Chip instilled in Oregon that's not OK ... And that's what Chip left a culture. Thanks Coach. WTD forever. GoDucks!
Thank you Chip, good luck with the eagles. Draft OL help, you'll need it
After letting the dust settle I'll add my thanks. It was an exciting 6 years of Oregon football with Chip in Eugene. Hate the way he handled his exit in the end and dont respect him as much as I did but can respect how difficult it was to leave the program. He rarely pulled punches with the media and boosters but he loved his staff and coaching the players. And lets be honest he took the program to places the long time fans (which I do not consider myself yet) ever thought would happen.
This post was edited by OCanada 15 months ago
"White man you just starting to get the blues" - Rags and Bones, Nomeansno
Great job Chip - I know he'll have to come back to Eugene to finish some business. Would be great if we could honor him at a basketball game or something. Funny thing, I think we will all look at Philly and say that is "Oregons Chip Kelly" - even though he coached in New Hampshire longer, Oregon is what made Chip what he is today and Chip is what made Oregon what it is today. I think Philly just got a whole new fan base!!!
Enjoy Life, it has an expiration date.
thank you chip kelly for the four greatest years in oregon football history
I can't believe somebody downvoted this. Shame on you.
Thanks chip for the wins.
But I for one have been calling for your exit since the Willy Lyles fiasco went down.
I like that you won a fiesta and rose bowl. Cool. I think many coaches would have done pretty darned well with a cupboard that included DAT, colt, DJ, Kiko, etc.
I don't like that you are super secretive. You closed practices and walled yourself off from fans and boosters. Lame.
I don't like that you suck the emotion out of the game. I hear "faceless opponent" and want to puke. You say it gets results? I see a stanford team that beat you and rushed the field and dog piled with emotion. Putting a face on their opponent certainly worked for them. I like rivalries. You diss them and diminish them. I'm sure suckitsark can relate.
I don't like your playcalling in certain games. Boise St. USC. Stanford. Sure you won a lot, but you lost 3 games in really dumb ways.
I don't like that you paid 25,000 dollars for a recruiting edge that violated NCAA rules. I don't like that you brought shame on MY school (not yours) and then ran away before the penalties for YOUR actions come down on MY team. Then you lie to Clownzano and embarrass us. I don't like Clownzano but he's got you there. Shame on you. We pay the price for your indiscretions on the boards. We have to live down the insults from opposing fans. You got away scott clean, and people on here are thanking you without reserve? Have some perspective people. Drop the penn state mindset.
I don't like the way you left. Saying it was hard to leave doesn't make me feel better. Anyone think we still have a shot with Nico Falah?
And finally, chip--I don't like you. I don't think you're a very good person.
Welcome Mark. here's one duck that's REALLY happy to have you here. For the right reasons.
There you go. discuss. downvote.
This post has been edited 3 times, most recently by die yankees die 15 months ago
You are a fucking idiot. Everyone who read that is now dumber.
Root for penn state. I upvoted you, though. Everyone's entitled to their opinion. Someone lock this thread. I stated the truth and my opinion, and I can see it's going to get ugly. quick.
Makes me sad. I guess the penn state mentality permeates. After this Stuebenville situation I'm thinking about hanging up my cleats.
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Covering up child rape = grey area recruiting tactics? Again, you lack logic and reasoning, therefor are a moron.
I'm actually really smart. I don't like to brag.
But if you can't see the connection between glorifying your coach and not holding them accountable and even lashing out and calling someone a "f'ing idiot"--a person who roots for your team, mind you--to having the mentality of covering for a coach like joepa, then you are the one with the mental deficiencies. When you lose accountability, horrible things can happen. And you sure in hell aren't keeping Chip accountable. But go ahead, go ad hominem again, son.
This post was edited by die yankees die 15 months ago
Didn't Yankee go angry postman about this time last year.
time to block him again for a month or two
Again showing why oregon247 is the lamest fanbase in all of football. Angry postman? ugh. And it's funny, whenever people use swear words they get met with a fury of downvotes. hypocrites.
Until this post, I didn't get the psu comparison, but I'm not very smart.
Now that I see that it was just a slippery slope argument, I'm ashamed I didn't see it. As a dumb person, I'm usually pretty quick to notice when people use this; one of the dumbest arguments possible. Maybe I'm dumb, but not quite dumb enough.
DieIdeservetobeputoutofmymisseryDie, this is a Chip appreciation thread. Hating on him and calling for it to get locked is what's called being a "garbage" human being. Anyone who doesn't appreciate 4 straight BCS bowls with 2 straight victories is not a fan.
But hey, your standing up for morality right? Way to do your part to make the world better. Clown shoes.
Chip Kelly, we thank you and hope you kill it at the next level.
You are very immature and shallow fan. It's a shame the coaching search is over. I hear Bobby Petrino was looking for a big time program. He gets results, too.
It's not a slippery slope argument. The slippery slope argument is a fallacy. I'm saying you have to hold your coach accountable or bad things happen. No one is holding chip accountable. The door is open for bad things to happen. I tried to word that in a logical argument for you. A then B. C is A. C then B. Oh, and A and C are a-holes.
And I think there's many areas of intelligence. Don't rag on yourself. I'm geographically/spacially inept. I admit it.
You're right, outside of serious criminal action, results are what matters. That doesn't make you a shallow fan. Coaches aren't here to win a Nobel peace prize. They are hired to win football games. With that said, did you not catch the Chip in Africa piece from last offseason, or visiting the troops in Afghanistan in his second season?
I posted a bunch of facts and an opinion of "I don't think chip is a good person."
You freaked out. That's the whole story.
I said what I said because I think it needed to be said. Every little bullet point I put in there with the exception of chip's character, ALL OF THEM I've read on here at one point or another. After the stanford game? I read tons of stuff about chips horrid playcalling. After willy lyles? Lots of pissed off people. I've heard people complain about closed practices and our recruiting and etc etc etc. I piece it together and say we deserve and can do better and you freak out. Use the f word. Get upvotes. I'm the villain.
Reflects very poorly on this site. But hey. I'll go post it over on the espn 140 board and see what they think. Call it a social experiment.
*they mostly disagreed and said I wasn't giving credit where credit was due. Pretty gentle.
Your rants are beyond rational. Therefore, following Chip's lead, i.e., control what you can control, I have permanently deleted you from my view. It's one thing to hold people accountable, it's quite another to launch into an epic dump of every item that occurred over six years as though these items were personally directed at you.
In totality Chip was a transformational leader for Oregon, for which I am very grateful and have enjoyed immensely.
Chip, Thank you for many moments of fun, laughter, suspense, and above all for being who you are! Best of luck in Philadelphia.
DYD, one last thought. You may want to seek counseling.
There's a reason I don't post on here anymore. And I don't think you know what rational means.
oh drat, you can't see this. OH well. Enjoy the echo chamber.
With that, I'm out of here. Enjoy your boards to yourselves.
You post a lot or a guy who doesn't post.
When it seems like it's you against everyone, it's easy to conclude that everyone else sucks, but more likely that you suck.
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