By Peter Brennan
It’s only been six years since Chip Kelly was being held up as the future of football coaching.
He was hired by the Eagles in 2013 after he coached the Oregon Ducks to three BCS bowl games and a national title game appearance in four seasons.
The Ducks played fast better than any team in the Pac-12.
But since Kelly’s try at coaching in the NFL failed spectacularly in Philly and San Francisco, his return to college probably had UCLA fans thinking the Bruins would play just like his Oregon teams.
UCLA is off to an 0-3 start this year after going 3-9 in Kelly’s first season with the Bruins. And don’t expect a return of The Blur offense either. Kelly told reporters yesterday that those days are over with because football has evolved since 2012.
He said via the Los Angeles Times:
“Oregon was a long time ago. It’s totally two different operations. Again, another weird view that we’re going to run what we did at Oregon. That was 2012.
“Football evolves and things evolve so maybe drop that take, to be honest with you. I never said when I came in here that we were going to run the offense that we were running at Oregon, so I don’t know why that continues to come up.”