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How good a coach is Chip Kelly?

I'm a native Oregonian, and currently spit my time between Oregon and New York. I had the extreme pleasure of experiencing Chip Kelly's organizational skills and leadership acumen in taking the Oregon Ducks to the next level. I was so excited to see him jump to the NFL where he could finally compete on a level playing field and truly display his "genius" abilities.

My father was a HS football head coach, and I was a small-handed HS QB schooled in the run and shoot offense. From the moment Chip arrived in Oregon and began the transformation of their program, I was enthralled with his abilities to lead and shape people into the best that they can be - from coaches to players to administrators, Chip's vision and focus rivals the best CEOs in the world (I would buy stock in any company he was running).

So much has been made about the team transformation, and rightfully so, but if we were able to look under the hood at the entire organizational transformation, we might be saying that is the greatest accomplishment of all. Chip's philosophy reminds me of a former HS coach that left coaching to better provide for his family and built a billion dollar company - Art Williams. If you've never heard of Art, he's written 2 books I would recommend to anyone in a management/leadership position (or desires to be in one) - Pushing Up People and All You Can Do Is All You Can Do (And All You Can Do Is Enough).

Art's best motivational speach

In case you missed this, here's a link of Trent Dilfer on the Herd discussing Chip Kelly - spoiler, Trent spoke with a former NFL coach he includes in the Mount Rushmore of coaches - that coach said in all his time in NFL, Chip Kelly is the best coach he has EVER seen! High praise...whom might that Rushmore coach be?

Trent Dilfer on the Herd

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