Philadelphia Eagles Coach Chip Kelly quasi-endorses The Sports Bank

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For the 2011-12 holidays I was in sunny Pasadena, enjoying the absolutely first rate hospitality a media member receives when covering the Rose Bowl; the greatest bowl game of them all. And to top it all off:

I’m told by the winning coach of a BCS game (Oregon Ducks’ Chip Kelly) that my business and marketing ideas are superb! In a crowded room full of my media peers no less!

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Chicago Bears Full Offseason Recap Part 3: NFL Draft

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Drafting a player with high potential is a lot like owning a pet tiger. Let me explain.

Part 1: Coaching Staff

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Chip Kelly leaving Oregon Ducks for Philadelphia Eagles

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I guess it worked out with the Philadelphia Eagles after all. Oregon Ducks head coach Chip Kelly is going to the NFL, and not staying in college football. So you’ll get to see the quack attack in action at the college level no more. Kelly re-emerged as a candidate recently and an agreement was just reached Wednesday

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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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Kansas St vs. Oregon vs. Notre Dame: by the math

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We know you’ve been inundated with debate about the undefeateds in college football. Here’s a statistical tidbit by Joe Kaboski, an economics professor at Notre Dame. So you know it’s going to be very biased towards ND.

It’s still worth reading though; as it raises some valid numerical and statistical points.

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Kansas St. new #1 in BCS, Oregon Ducks new #2

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With the Alabama Crimson Tide losing, they predictably fell out of the #1 slot in the BCS. Kansas State is the new #1 and the Oregon Ducks are the new #2. Bama is now #4 behind Notre Dame

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Oregon Ducks 62, USC Trojans 51: fun with the box score

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It was a battle of high octane offenses and bad defenses (and the top 2 hottest cheerleading squads, look here to check out Oregon’s crew, go here for USC’s squad) Oregon Ducks 62, USC Trojans 51. 113 combined points as Oregon keeps their national title hopes alive. “Video game numbers” has become a cliche lately, but it applied to this college football game.

Here’s some highlights from the box score of this one.

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#3 Oregon Ducks: College Football 77 in 77

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welcome to The Sports Bank 77 in 77. We’re previewing one team a day everyday as the college football season approaches. And we’re doing it in rapid fire sequence. Today, the Oregon Ducks

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#95 Oregon Ducks: College Basketball 111 in 111

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Welcome to The Sports Bank’s third annual college basketball season preview series.  Two years we looked at 99 teams in 99 days.  Last year, we were slightly more aggressive and expanded to 111 teams in 111 days and will do so again as we look ahead to the 2012-2013 season.

We will rank the 75 power conference teams and top 36 mid-majors in reverse power ranking order.  We’ll break down rosters, transfers, incoming freshmen, non-conference schedules, and pick a player to watch for each team.

Despite finishing in second place in the Pac-12, the Oregon Ducks missed out on the NCAA Tournament.  With only four returning players, the Ducks are in a bit of a re-building mode this season.

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Oregon, Chip Kelly have interesting response to Marijuana accusations

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The Pacific Northwest has a well-deserved reputation for being one with nature. The people enjoy the fruits of nature there. Some people enjoy one specific plant, the one associated with the number 420, or 4:20 or perhaps 4-20 and that’s what today is! What a coincidence.  And some of those people may be on the Oregon Ducks football team.

A lot of them, according to the Evil Empire. ESPN the Magazine estimates between 40 percent and 60 percent of Chip Kelly‘s players use marijuana.

Kelly addressed the story Thursday following practice. The report is based on interviews with 19 current or former Oregon players and officials, and it accompanies a larger piece that looks at marijuana use among college football players nationwide.

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SEC Football: Oversigning (“Cheating”)=More Championships

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As Wes Bynum’s 19-yarder sailed through the desert air to split the uprights and down Oregon in the Tostitos BCS national championship there was no question Auburn was the best team in college football.  There was also no doubt which conference was at the top of the summit.  The cheers of “S-E-C” that rained down like ticker-tape on the Auburn players and coaches was evidence enough.  Fans chanting the conference’s moniker knew, and so did the rest of the nation, the SEC, with victories in the last five national championships, was college football’s king.

Fans, writers and even coaches have sought to explain this domination.  Many pegged blazing SEC speed as the reason, asserting that kids from Florida and Georgia just have better wheels than farm-boys from Ohio and Wisconsin.  For years, that reasoning has been widely accepted, but lately a new explanation has bubbled to the surface: oversigning.

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