Oregon loses its head Duck to the NFL, and college football's most consistent coaching staff gets a shakeup.
But Oregon players ain't mad. The early reaction from Chip Kelly's players tells you a lot about the way he ran his program -- you could call the reaction surprise, but there doesn't seem to be any bitterness just yet. It likely helps that the Ducks already pretty much know who's taking over the program next, too.
Thanks for everything coach Kelly! It's been real!— Tyson Coleman (@TysonColeman33) January 16, 2013
Looks like im an Eagles fan now.. #ThanksChip— Jared Ebert (@J93bert) January 16, 2013
Well Mike Vick may be the happiest man in America if he stays in Philly— Michael Clay (@mikeclay_46) January 16, 2013
I wake up to this news smh I was just at the man house the other day— Arik Armstead (@arikarmstead) January 16, 2013
Coach Kelly!!! Thank you for everything you've done! I only have the best of wishes and hopes for you in the future! #goducks— Karrington Armstrong (@KarringtonA) January 16, 2013
The culture here is set. If you wanna work, this is your place. The winning will take care of itself. Best of luck coach!! #GoDucks— Andre Yruretagoyena (@BigAndreAZDK) January 16, 2013
You can be upset, but if you're not truly happy for Chip after what he's done for this program, you're not a true duck fan.— Dylan Ausherman (@DuckPunter30) January 16, 2013
As for Oregon's likely next coach? The welcome mat has already been laid out:
Lets go helfyyy #THEMAN— Jeff Palmer (@jeffpalmerr) January 16, 2013
Even recruits are wishing Kelly well:
Chip Kelly left?!?! He was at my house 2 days ago