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Old 01-14-2013, 10:52 AM   #186
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Originally Posted by Deberg_1990 View Post
heh, lots of scuttlebutt now that Phil Knight made it very $$rewarding$$ for Kelly to stay at Oregon. If thats the case, glad he stayed.




http://www.wweek.com/portland/blog-2...l_knight_.html


After Chip Kelly done run off to the big city for the weekend—and then, very unexpectedly, returned home last night to Phil Knight's farm—speculation has run rampant in the sports biosphere about why the Oregon Ducks coach would spurn the National Football League's glamour and cash.

We're as puzzled as anybody. But it's worth remembering that Kelly is hardly coming back to a cardboard box and some soda crackers.

John Locanthi's WW cover story last month on Kelly examined the perks that come with the coach's $3.5 million annual salary: two cars, an Autzen Stadium skybox suite for his guests, and a bonus of at least $200,000 for that elusive unbeaten season.

Read the story for the full list of swag.

WW also reported that Kelly has a frosty relationship with many University of Oregon boosters. What's fascinating about this weekend's reversal is that reports say one booster helped change Kelly's mind.

Yep, it's Knight. NFL reporters say the Nike founder and #1 Duck fan made a "push" to keep Kelly here.

If those reports are true, they amount to a spectacular coup for Knight: He has, in a single month, managed to make the nation's most coveted football coach and the Oregon Legislature dance to his tune.
What a scumbag. You are about to embarrass your program with sanctions. Then you hardball your boosters to give you more money in that same year. It's almost thumbing your nose at the ncaa to take money from boosters at a time like this.

Can we at least stop treating him like a hero because he was so noble to return
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