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09:34 AM ET 12.04 | If Oregon coach Chip Kelly wants to give the NFL a try, he likely will have an opportunity. NFL teams are buzzing about Kelly as a head coaching candidate for a number of reasons. The success the Broncos are having offensively makes Kelly's unconventional offense more sellable. And the success Jim Harbaugh is having with the 49ers lessens the stigma about college coaches being unable to make the transition to the NFL.

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December 4, 2011  09:41 AM ET

If NFL execs are serious it would be hard to ignore the salary bump.

The NFL got so boring and cookie-cutter years back ... then came the Pats and the Colts running passing spread offenses ... now comes Denver running with Tebow ... I would love to see if Chip's crazy running spread could add some more flavor to the still-boring NFL landscape.

But I want him to stay in CFB which is by far the better product for the fans.

December 4, 2011  09:47 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

If NFL execs are serious it would be hard to ignore the salary bump.The NFL got so boring and cookie-cutter years back ... then came the Pats and the Colts running passing spread offenses ... now comes Denver running with Tebow ... I would love to see if Chip's crazy running spread could add some more flavor to the still-boring NFL landscape.But I want him to stay in CFB which is by far the better product for the fans.

He could leave an make a few million more, but what's that when you're already making good money? And, the people in that area adore him and what he's been able to do at Oregon. I think he should stay.

December 4, 2011  09:49 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

If NFL execs are serious it would be hard to ignore the salary bump.The NFL got so boring and cookie-cutter years back ... then came the Pats and the Colts running passing spread offenses ... now comes Denver running with Tebow ... I would love to see if Chip's crazy running spread could add some more flavor to the still-boring NFL landscape.But I want him to stay in CFB which is by far the better product for the fans.

...and he wouldn't have to worry about a defense...

December 4, 2011  09:51 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

He could leave an make a few million more, but what's that when you're already making good money? And, the people in that area adore him and what he's been able to do at Oregon. I think he should stay.

Agreed. Plus coaching in the NFL is different. In college you have more control over your players. In the NFL your players have more control and are more self-centered. A "team" concept in the NFL requires a few players who are real leaders.

December 4, 2011  09:57 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

...and he wouldn't have to worry about a defense...

... ans ....

85 player "limit" in college vs. 53 man roster in NFL .... probably why Saban came back to CFB.

December 4, 2011  09:58 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Agreed. Plus coaching in the NFL is different. In college you have more control over your players. In the NFL your players have more control and are more self-centered. A "team" concept in the NFL requires a few players who are real leaders.

I remember a reporter asking Chuck Daley what it was like coaching the Detroit Pistons when they have Thomas, Rodman, Dumars, etc. His answer was "It is like dealing with 12 Fortune 500 Companies" everyday."

December 4, 2011  10:01 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

If NFL execs are serious it would be hard to ignore the salary bump.The NFL got so boring and cookie-cutter years back ... then came the Pats and the Colts running passing spread offenses ... now comes Denver running with Tebow ... I would love to see if Chip's crazy running spread could add some more flavor to the still-boring NFL landscape.But I want him to stay in CFB which is by far the better product for the fans.

That's you opinion.

December 4, 2011  10:01 AM ET
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... ans ....85 player "limit" in college vs. 53 man roster in NFL .... probably why Saban came back to CFB.

Let me qualify this before 'Bama fans come in here with a case of the butt ...

How do you cover all the bases and allow for injuries during a 16 game season with just 53 slots?

December 4, 2011  10:02 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

That's you opinion.

Yes it's my opinion that the NFL is cookie-cutter. I like CFB much better thank you.

December 4, 2011  10:10 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

I think he should stay.

I agree, he doesn't need all the NFL BS!!!!

December 4, 2011  10:10 AM ET

If I was him I would go for the money. You only go around once in life and he should give the NFL a shot. Look at the success Harbaugh is having in San Fran. He could always come back to CFB albeit a failure like Saban.

December 4, 2011  10:14 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

I agree, he doesn't need all the NFL BS!!!!

That'For someone that hates the BCS as much as you do, that's the worst avi/moniker you could have! Default is more cruel than LUS!

December 4, 2011  10:21 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

That'For someone that hates the BCS as much as you do, that's the worst avi/moniker you could have! Default is more cruel than LUS!

LOL, yeah I know but I lost the bet and I'm a man of my word. I still hate the "Flawed BCS", that will never change!!!! :-)

December 4, 2011  10:24 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

If I was him I would go for the money. You only go around once in life and he should give the NFL a shot. Look at the success Harbaugh is having in San Fran. He could always come back to CFB albeit a failure like Saban.

I totally agree!!! Harbaugh and Kelly will always be good colleges coaching if for some reason they don't succeed in the NFL!!!

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December 4, 2011  10:38 AM ET
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Medical redshirts, Grayshirts, injured reserve, mid-season acquisitions, practice squad....Oh, wait. We are talking college FB protocols, yes?

53 man NFL roster including special teams ... 22 starters and 22 backups at each position leaves 9 more slots. I know it's not this simple but ... I dont' see how they do it! Oh wait I forgot the 5 man practice squad and the trading deadline. Still ... it's a heck of a limitation.

December 4, 2011  10:39 AM ET

The San Diego Chargers will be looking for a new coach. I don't think he could turn that job down with the big pay raise and all the amenities that living in a big city that will be available to him and his family.

December 4, 2011  10:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

Medical redshirts, Grayshirts, injured reserve, mid-season acquisitions, practice squad....Oh, wait. We are talking college FB protocols, yes?

HM, Tin Man triggered a Cruces question the other day with a comment about Organ, NM. Hasn't Cruces grown a lot out that way in the Sonoma Ranch area?

December 4, 2011  10:46 AM ET

Money is a powerful motivator plus he won't have to put up with the BCS crap. And it should be Ok State and LSU in the NC game since Alabama didn't win their conference and was already beaten by LSU on their home field but money and viewers will win out and Ok St will be on the outside looking in.

 
December 4, 2011  10:47 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

Medical redshirts, Grayshirts, injured reserve, mid-season acquisitions, practice squad....Oh, wait. We are talking college FB protocols, yes?

85 man roster ... set in stone ... after various roster management techniques including grayshirts, redshirts, walkons, juco stashing, transfers, cuts, and other last-minute roster adjustment techniques ...

vs.

53 man roster with a 5 man practice squad, injured reserve designations and player trading up to a certain point.

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