Day 8: The Other Kelly

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There was much talk early in this coach search of Cincinnati head coach Brian Kelly being a frontrunner for the MSU job. But I don’t remember anybody mentioning Chip Kelly, the Oregon assistant who was recently named the coach-in-waiting for whenever Mike Bellotti retires. Well, the latter Kelly was apparently contacted by MSU last week, according to a report. Bellotti, by the way, said it could be another nine years before he steps away, so that seems to make Kelly fair game.

Perhaps State AD Greg Byrne is using his connections out West more than previously thought. We figured he’d go after Boise State’s Chris Petersen, and it seems he did. So who else might he be after out there? Maybe Fresno State’s Pat Hill, who interviewed for the Washington job. But Hill says he’s committed to Fresno.

Stay tuned.

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11 Responses to “Day 8: The Other Kelly”

  1. dc31 Says:

    I want Kevin Wilson, but Pat Hill could work too. He’s used to doing more with less. He has a good balanced offense too.

  2. farley662 Says:

    Chip Kelly???? I guess Byrne really isn’t Superman.

  3. bleedmaroon Says:

    Can we just get this over with already. I’m tired of the “my sources say” and “breaking news” and “msu has contacted”. The only thing we all know for sure is that GB is doing a good job of keeping this thing under wraps.

  4. ericintupelo Says:

    Good looking kid Farley. Just noticed your picture

  5. chrisfromcorinth Says:

    Just gone touch on the last post for a brief second. I too don’t care the color of the next coach. The problem is that at most major football schools it’s not the AD that actually makes the hire. It’s the big money boosters that are usually making that call. We all know it weather we want to admit it or not. Most AD’s, I believe, just want the best guy they can get too. But most of the big booster money is also, old white money and they tend to like to see somebody like them.

  6. chrisfromcorinth Says:

    Which brings about groups like the BCA.

  7. farley662 Says:

    Thanks eric. I think we will keep him.

  8. db33 Says:

    Kevin Wilson, OU OC
    Todd Graham, Tulsa HC

    After Peterson, those are who I’d narrow it down to if I were GB. Can’t go wrong with either.

  9. imabulldog Says:

    I just want a coach! But, there are so many I don’t want as well

  10. chrisfromcorinth Says:

    sunday afternoon and no coach. where are all the sources.

  11. dawgface52 Says:

    I predict Wilson by the middle of next week. The Petersen debacle slowed the process down but if we get this guy, I will be very pleased.

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