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07:59 AM ET 01.07 | To be sure, Bill Belichick is no threat to leave the Patriots any time soon, but who in the world, when the time comes, would replace him? [When] you turn down three NFL teams in a 12-month period, it can mean only one thing -- you know exactly which NFL job you truly covet and are willing to wait for it. [Chip Kelly] told me once, "My dream job is always the one I have." ... What I believe now is that Kelly, who makes $3.5 million in guaranteed salary and has the blessing of Nike-infused infrastructure, knows his current gig is the best amateur coaching job in America. I now suspect he would only trade it for the dream gig of every little kid who grows up in New England -- head coach of the Patriots.

The Oregonian

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January 7, 2013  08:07 AM ET

Maybe he's waiting another year to really see what the NCAA has in store for Oregon.

January 7, 2013  08:10 AM ET
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Why?

Cause he's a chowdah head?

January 7, 2013  08:12 AM ET

By the time BB Retires Brady will be a grandfather!

January 7, 2013  08:17 AM ET

Josh McDaniel is the hoodie in waiting.

January 7, 2013  08:20 AM ET

Kelly took a look and knew that his gimmick offense would not work in the NFL and when you're a one trick pony now what do you do?

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January 7, 2013  08:26 AM ET
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Josh McDaniel is the hoodie in waiting.

No. Bill Belichick is only 60. He lives for football. If he can groom Mallet (or someone else) into a championship-level quarterback, he'll coach for another 15 years.

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January 7, 2013  08:36 AM ET
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No. Bill Belichick is only 60. He lives for football. If he can groom Mallet (or someone else) into a championship-level quarterback, he'll coach for another 15 years.

That's a big 'if'.

January 7, 2013  08:41 AM ET
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What if Bellychick grooms a guy, and that guy leaves 24 hours after being named HC, and goes to the Jets?

Why would anyone do that? I mean, go to the Jets?

January 7, 2013  08:46 AM ET

Actually, word on the street is that he wants the Panthers job. He wants to have Cam Newton run his offense. ESPN was talking about that on the set of the Fiesta Bowl. Though he'll have to wait until 2014 for that now. A little ironic how decides to stay at Oregon the day after the Panthers announced Rivera is coming back next season.

January 7, 2013  08:55 AM ET

What little boy dreams of being a coach? Gee mom when I'm big can I be a coach, or maybe an insurance salesman.

January 7, 2013  08:55 AM ET
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What if Bellychick grooms a guy, and that guy leaves 24 hours after being named HC, and goes to the Jets?

lol

January 7, 2013  09:01 AM ET
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Why would anyone do that? I mean, go to the Jets?

$$$$$$$

January 7, 2013  09:01 AM ET

Note to Interns - you can stop now.

January 7, 2013  09:05 AM ET
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Note to Interns - you can stop now.

If you mean stop with the Chip Kelly stories until there's actually a story, I agree.

January 7, 2013  09:05 AM ET
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Note to Interns - you can stop now.

There are at least a dozen repetitive coaching stories we haven't seen since yesterday.

 
January 7, 2013  09:15 AM ET
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Why?

He will be better at cheating in a few more years.

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