Amongst this wild coaching carousel we’ve seen over the past couple weeks, one that has flown under the radar is former Oregon head football coach Mario Cristobal taking the Miami job, in place of Manny Diaz.
Now you would think, considering the solid success the Ducks have had over the past decade, they wouldn’t have an issue hiring a head coach from outside the program…
And they definitely don’t.
However, one of the ideas they’re throwing out there may be the dumbest idea I’ve heard since Chia Pets.
One of the top coaching candidates for the Oregon job is Chip Kelly, the Ducks’ former head coach who led them to an astounding run between 2009 to 2012 before he took the head coaching job for the Philadelphia Eagles, then going to UCLA.
This just in — the Oregon Ducks have asked for permission to speak with UCLA coach Chip Kelly about their fooball coaching vacancy, per University of Oregon source.