Chip Kelly a good fit to replace Lovie Smith?

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There’s been enough written and said about the job security of Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith. If he’s gone, which is quite likely, time to move forward and think ahead to his replacement. Oregon Ducks head coach Chip Kelly is being recruited by the NFL once again.

He turned down the Tampa Bay Buccaneers head job last year and rumors are abound that he’ll replace the soon to be fired Andy Reid in Philadelphia. With a record of 45-7, the highest winning percentage in all of college football, third in the nation in wins over that span, and he’s made a BCS bowl every year he’s coached in Eugene. He’s a hot coaching commodity. And he endorses this website, which is very important.

But will his coaching style translate to the NFL?

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Lovie Smith’s Non-Challenge Decision Grounds for Dismissal

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Temporarily forget the fact that Jay Cutler has been sacked 19 times in three games. For a moment, overlook how Chicago Bears Coach Lovie Smith brought in a new offensive coordinator to build a pass-happy offense around linemen that are allergic to pass protection and wide receivers that are too mentally challenged to execute their routes efficiently. Or that the front office spent money on a valuable weapon like Chester Taylor, only to have him see minimal carries and scant playing time.

Lovie has allowed all these problems to occur on his watch, and he should be held accountable for his negligence. But the most fireable offense of all, he committed today in the 17-14 loss to Washington. Because he failed to challenge a call that he would have easily won, and that call would have been enough to change the L to a W.

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