Bruce Feldman from ESPN The Magazine released his top 10 best-kept secrets in college football. Oregon's Chip Kelly topped the list at #1. Kelly truly turned some heads last year with his innovative and intriguing offense. Oregon fans even started talking about Kelly as the next head coach when Bellotti was listening to UCLA regarding their open coaching position. Shows you he made quite the splash in his first year as Oregon's offensive coordinator.
According to Rob Moseley the other day, Kelly
"doesn't have specific long-term plans, but that he would like to be a head coach someday. It would have to be the right situation; he's not going to take any old job just to say he's the head guy. But if the right job opens up a year from now, he acknowleged, he might take it. On the other side of the coin, he could be here '25 more years' if the right situation doesn't come up."
If this year plays out like many Duck fans believe it will I expect that opportunity to come knocking. Maybe not this year, nor next year, but definitelly sooner than 25 years from now. I was happy to see that when Rob asked about the potential to leave for another coordinator position he said it wasn't likely (However, would likely follow Bellotti if he were to head to another program).