Jump to NFL not always right move for college coaches


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Someone please find Chip Kelly and lob some green and yellow confetti in his direction.

The Oregon football coach needs to be congratulated for coming to the realization that, well, he’s got it made. That the grass isn’t always greener. Or at least not as green as Phil Knight’s bank account.

Kelly, Alabama’s Nick Saban and Notre Dame’s Brian Kelly will be coveted by NFL franchises until the only offensive and defensive strategies they’re plotting is in checkers.

College success equals opportunity at the pro level. No need explaining this to Saban, who two years after leading LSU to the 2003 national championship began a two-season stint with the Miami Dolphins that netted him a forgettable 15-17 record.

He’s been Tuscaloosa’s most-famous resident ever since.

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