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Oregon Football: Why the Ducks Would Be Fine Without Chip Kelly
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It's been all but assured at this point.

Chip Kelly will be leaving the Oregon Ducks football program to coach in the NFL.

Kelly skirted with the idea last season, flip-flopping between the Ducks and the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers, before ultimately choosing to remain in Eugene because of "unfinished business."

Former Oregon coach, Mike Bellotti, said that once Oregon wins a national championship, it is a guarantee that Kelly will jump to the NFL.

When Bellotti made those comments Oregon was No. 2 in the nation and was a lock for a berth in the national championship, but a loss to Stanford ruined those plans.

You have to wonder however how long Kelly will choose to tread water before he thinks enough is enough and leaves.

It's predicted that Kelly will have ideal openings in Philadelphia, Kansas City, and Carolina, and you have to be hard-pressed to think that Kelly will stick around for another year.

If he does in fact leave the Ducks after this season, the Ducks will be just fine, and here's why.

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