04 Jan 2013
I don't like to link these news items until they are official, but this one has been reported so many places that I think it's okay to start discussing what it means. Oregon head coach Chip Kelly will apparently sign on as the new head coach of the Cleveland Browns. This is very exciting news. Get ready for aggressive playcalling and an analytical approach. There's been a lot of talk about announcements in Buffalo, but I happen to know that new team president Alec Scheiner will be hiring at least one analytics guy in Cleveland. Combine that with Chip Kelly and you have a really exciting team for FO fans to watch, albeit a really exciting team whose crappy quarterback has no upside.
UPDATE: OK, see, this is why I've always shied away from putting these things up before it was official. Now reports say Kelly has spoken to other teams and hasn't decided on the Browns yet. Grrrr.
UPDATE 2: Now he's officially staying at Oregon. Thanks for dicking everyone around, Coach Kelly.
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