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The Tao of Chip Kelly
I’m a huge fan of football coach Chip Kelly, who left just his first-ever head coaching job (for the University of Oregon Ducks) with a 46-7 record, a BCS bowl game every season, and 3 straight top-5 finishes in his four year career. (Keep in mind, Oregon has never been a football powerhouse; before Chip, the last time they won a Rose Bowl was in 1917.) His team finished last year ranked second in the nation after demolishing Kansas State in the Fiesta Bowl, and narrowly lost the 2009-2010 national championship to Auburn on a last second field goal. Why am I telling you this, at Taoish.org? Because Kelly wins by implementing a complete program, not just a strategy — a program based on his highly original personal philosophy of football. I don’t know if Chip has ever heard of Taoism, but his program is a near-perfect implementation of it.

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