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"Used" Chip Kelly for sale on Los Angeles area Craigslist

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"Used" Chip Kelly for sale on Los Angeles area Craigslist

Do you have a spare $9 million dollars laying around? If so you can buy a "Used Chip Kelly - Not Working" on Los Angeles based Craigslist!

The post reads as follows:

We are selling a used Chip Kelly in broken condition. This antique might still have some value as a fun Christmas present for your ailing, desperate, and gullible football program. It comes pre-loaded with 100 snarky quotes like “the wishbone was successful too” and “we’re just trying to have a good Monday.”

However, after nearly two years, we haven’t gotten the most important parts of it to work. Its previous owners were also dissatisfied with it and we thought it’d need a good home and some TLC. It turns out that it is broken beyond repair, so we are selling AS-IS and for PARTS ONLY. We imagine you can find some workable pieces in here if you are looking for 5-tight-end play designs and are in need of tearing down your roster to its bones.

While it is not functional, it could make a nice set piece. Putting this on your coffee table for decoration is sure to spark memories of elite offenses and fun playcalls. Do note, though, that although it comes with preloaded quotes, its functionality is so broken that it will refuse to directly answer any of your questions and will almost certainly get dangerously close to insulting you if you try.

We are selling this for $9M obo. We recognize this is a steep price, but memories and status are priceless, even if functionality is shot.

So, if you're looking for a potential investment, maybe it is time to shake the couch cushions and empty the piggy bank for your very own Chip Kelly!

Is Oregon's offense boring? Maybe. But here's why it doesn't matter...

Is Oregon's offense boring? Maybe. But here's why it doesn't matter...

Oregon fans continually comment on Oregon’s “boring” offense this season. This is in large part because fans grew accustomed to the high-flying offense of seasons past that boosted exciting offensive highlights led by former Oregon coach and offensive mastermind Chip Kelly. Those days are long gone, teams caught up to the pace and Oregon’s current offensive approach is less dazzle and more grind.

The Ducks aren’t going to score 40+ points per game.

Thanks to their elite defense, they don’t need to.

In Oregon’s 17-7 win over California, the Duck defense once again came through to keep Oregon in the game, forcing seven Cal three-and-outs and two turnovers.

However, a (slightly) more exciting Oregon offense may be on the horizon.

In coach Mario Cristobal’s Monday press conference, he detailed the importance and desire to complete more explosion plays. Without its starting quarterback, Cal averaged more yards per completion than Oregon (11.2 to 10.7).

"I feel like we are either getting tackled, tripped up in that 11-15 yard range," Cristobal said. "We all know when you have an explosive play, your percentage of scoring a touchdown on those particular drives goes up exponentially. It is a huge goal of ours."

Oregon is averaging 4.5 yards per rushing attempt and 8.3 yards per catch through five games this season. The Ducks rank 47th nationally in passing plays of 20-plus yards.

Coach Cristobal is putting a major point of emphasis on adding to Oregon’s 34 plays of 20+ yards (which includes interceptions, punt returns, kick returns, passing and rushing plays).

[The addition of three explosive wide receivers will help that]

The Ducks aren’t going back to the days of Chip Kelly but they are working on breaking through and achieving more explosive plays (that make fans jump to their feet) in attempt to get more touchdowns on the board.

Beavers look to break out against the Bruins

Beavers look to break out against the Bruins

Is this the breakthrough week for the Beavs?

Let's dispose of all of the usual cliches at the beginning of this post.:

1. Both the Bruins and Beavers need this win badly.

2. Oregon State is so close yet so far this season

3. Chip Kelly looks frustrated in just his second season at UCLA but of course its early in his tenure in Westwood.

Here are a couple of facts that must make Oregon State fans hopeful tomorrow. The Beavers lead the nation in one important catagory.

This is one of those in the weeds rankings but it is meaningful. It is called the SP+rating which combines play-by-play data and drive data of all college football games. Right now the Beavers have the biggest increase in points per game in the nation so far this season.. The are up 15.9 adjusted points per game over 2018. 71st in the nation overall scoring at least 28 points in each game.

 UCLA Coach Chip Kelly has noticed the Beaver offense is pretty loaded:

Many of the Oregon State players are really pumped to play in the Rose Bowl on Saturday. 23 of the players hail from Southern California and very few of them have had a chance to step into one of the nation's most iconic college football stadiums. Redshirt senior Shawn Wilson from Pomona, California told me on Talkin Beavers this week he will need about 35 tickets for family and friends

Others like Sophomore defensive lineman  Isaac Hodgins is just looking forward to finally playing in Pasadena since he grew up in Northern California and has heard so much about it growing up.

Isaac is also excited about how much better the Beaver defense is playing.

The Beavers are 6 and a half point underdogs at the Rose Bowl. The Bruins have a talented running back in Joshua Kelley that will challenge that Oregon State run defense. 80 carries for 321 yards and two touchdowns.  But the Oregon State offense features Artavis Pierce at running back and Jermar Jefferson looks like he is ready to go.

Their starting QB Dorian Thompson-Robinson was injured in the Arizona game but hasn't been ruled out for Saturday. I had a chance to watch his replacement Austin Burton in the final minutes of the 20-17 loss to the Wildcats but he came off the bench and performed well.

The Beavers are 2-2 in their last four appearances at the Rose Bowl. Sean Mannion threw for 379 yards in the 27-20 win in 2012. Jake Luton is off to a solid start for Oregon State in 2019 could be the key despite all of the talk about the running game. One thing is for sure the Beavers would love to score in all four quarters unlike their previous two FBS games when they scored 28 in one half and zero in the other. I would love the final score to be 31-28 Beavers! If they can continue mistake-free football on offense and avoid big time penalties on defense they have a real shot to beat the Bruins.

Coach Smith looks at what challenges UCLA presents to the Oregon State Beavers

Coach Smith looks at what challenges UCLA presents to the Oregon State Beavers


The Oregon State Beavers (1-3, 0-1) travel to Pascendena, CA to play the UCLA Bruins (1-4, 1-1) at 6 pm this Saturday. 

On the opposite sideline will be a familiar foe for Beaver fans: former Oregon Coach Chip Kelly.

He coached the Ducks to two BCS bowl victories and four appearances before leaving for the NFL.

He also never lost a Civil War. Beaver fans would love a victory over Kelly, but getting one will be difficult. 

“They’re dangerous offensively,” said Smith. “They have the potential to score 60 points.” 

Smith thinks his defense has shown progress in his second year as head football coach, but they will need to prove it against Kelly and the Bruins.

UCLA’s offense has struggled at times (9th in yards per game in the Pac-12), but it also put up 50 in the second half against a ranked Washington State team. 

However, Kelly’s offense has appeared different than his Oregon days. He has employed much more multiple tight end sets and does not push the pace as frequently. Kelly has stated he is not running his Oregon offense this year because “that was 2012.” 

[MORE OSU: Beavs alumni on the current team: "A marathon, not a sprint" ]

When asked about how Kelly’s offense has changed from his Oregon days to his current tenure, Smith responded Kelly “knows some offense and has been doing it for a long time”.

Smith discussed how he has studied Kelly’s offense for a long time and still “steals a scheme or two from them."

But the potency of the Bruins’ offense will depend on the health of quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson after suffering an ankle injury in a loss at Arizona last Saturday. Smith doesn’t believe the Beavers will know if he can play until game time, so they will prepare for both Robinsin and his backup, Austin Burton. 

We will need to wait until Saturday for the result, but Oregon State is not taking the Bruins lightly. 

Fate? Destiny? Keanon Lowe's heroics stem from a life full of preparation and integrity

Fate? Destiny? Keanon Lowe's heroics stem from a life full of preparation and integrity

PORTLAND- Keanon Lowe’s recount of how he disarmed a student who police said carried a shotgun into a classroom, prohibiting a tragic shooting at Parkrose High School, is bone chilling.

20 seconds.

Lowe entered the classroom in the Fine Arts building on Friday 20 seconds before the door re-opened and Lowe was face-to-face with an armed high school senior. The former Oregon Ducks wide receiver was faced with a life or death decision.

It’s the third school gun incident this month in the United States. In all three instances, the shooter was tackled; one of the tacklers lived and two died for their efforts.

Did Lowe ever think to run?

“Never,” he said.

“In a fraction of a second, I analyzed everything really fast, saw the look in his face, looked at his eyes, looked at the gun, I realized it was a real gun and then my instincts just took over,” Lowe said.

“I lunged for the gun, put two hands on the gun, and he had his two hands on the gun. The students were running out of the classroom and screaming. I was just making sure the barrel of the gun isn’t pointed towards them or towards me. I was able to wrestle it away.”

Right place. Right time. But to truly understand how the 27-year-old head football coach came to be just three feet from the barrel of a shotgun, you have to go back… The story didn’t start when Lowe, who is also a school security guard, was called to that classroom to take a student back to the office with him, a task he does 30-40 times a day.

The right life experiences and a myriad of decisions led him to be incredibly brave and decisive in a terrifying moment.

The Jesuit high school graduate’s instincts earned him Oregon 6A Defensive Player of the Year as a defensive back while also playing running back and wide receiver as a senior. From 2010-14, Lowe played for the Oregon Ducks and was voted “Oregon’s Most Inspirational Player” by his teammates as a senior. Although he put up plenty of statistics, the first line on his roster profile couldn’t sum him up more perfectly:

“His contributions could not be documented merely by statistics despite looming as one of Oregon’s top three receivers through the first six games.”

Lowe became an assistant on former Oregon coach Chip Kelly’s NFL staffs at Philadelphia and then San Francisco. Lowe's passion to work with kids urged him to leave the NFL. He felt like he had a solid foundation to use the knowledge that he had to take on a bigger role.

The goal was to find his voice as a head coach, help mold the next generation and give them someone to count on.

When he took over the Parkrose football program one year ago, he joined Aaron Fentress and me on The Bridge on NBC Sports Northwest. Call it foreshadowing, call it what you want, but he took the job “to make a difference in the community.”

He’s done just that. Who knows how many lives he saved and impacted on that Friday in Portland. Life prepared Lowe for that moment.

“In that situation, a lot of us would freeze up, or kinda back out and not know what to do,” Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard said of Lowe after giving him tickets to Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals. “For him to take that type of stand, and to go and tackle the kid and protect all those people and himself, that’s a real hero move. That’s a big move. That’s big time of him.”

The story doesn’t end after Lowe wrestled and disarmed 19-year-old Angel Granados Diaz . The students rushed out of the classroom, it was just Lowe and Diaz and the emotions that took over. The two had a conversation.

In that moment when anger could have taken over, Lowe chose compassion. 

“He broke down and I just wanted to let him know that I was there for him,” Lowe said. “I told him I was there to save him. I was there for a reason and that this is a life worth living."

It could be argued that Lowe found his voice.

Police arrived, apprehended the student and took him into custody. Diaz made his first court appearance Monday, where he pleaded not guilty to charges of reckless endangerment, possession of a firearm, and carrying a firearm into a public building.

During Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals, the Trail Blazers honored Lowe’s heroics. 20,000 fans stood in pride of their hometown hero, while he stood with his hand over his heart. Call it fate or call it destiny, but know that Lowe’s actions derived from a life full of preparation and integrity.

Chip Kelly doesn't get caught up in his feelings during return to Autzen

Chip Kelly doesn't get caught up in his feelings during return to Autzen

EUGENE - UCLA coach Chip Kelly is laser focused on the task at hand, rebuilding the Bruins football program that fell 42-21 to Oregon at Autzen Stadium on Saturday. So much so that returning to site of his greatest professional successes proved insignificant enough to break through his stony exterior. Or so he claimed.

To hear UCLA quarterback Wilton Speight tell it, Kelly, who insisted during the week that he wouldn't get swept up by nostalgia when he returned to Autzen, treated this game like any other. No emotion. No extra desire to win. No misty water-colored memories of the way he and the Ducks were. 

"Xs and Os," Speight said. 

That very much defines the Chip Kelly we all knew when he had the Ducks' humming from 2009 through 2012. He zeroed in on his agenda and did not care what anybody else thought. He didn't have time for feelings or much of anything that failed to give his team an edge. It worked for him at Oregon. Will it work for him at UCLA, a job that comes with a far greater degree of difficulty than the one he was handed with the Ducks? 

How well Kelly did with that chance could be defined by a cool moment that took place before Saturday night's game. 

"I think it was cool pregame that they acknowledged coach Kelly's return and everyone kind of game a standing ovation." Speight said. "He's lying if he says that didn't feel good."

Kelly didn't lie. He did appreciate the gesture from the 56,114 in attendance after long-time public address announcer Don Essig announced Kelly's presence. 

"It was nice," Kelly said. "These fans are awesome. My six years here was an unbelievable experience. This just kind of solidified it."

But that's all the emotion you'll get from Kelly regarding this day. For him, the game will be remembered for the score that ended his team's chances of becoming bowl eligible in his first season at the helm. And it will be remembered for the teachable moments it presented for his young UCLA team that sits at 2-7. 

Kelly simply has no time or emotion or reflection.  

"I don't think that way," Kelly said. "I'm a forward thinking guy. To me it's about the journey. It's not about thinking about memories and thinking about moments. It's about what's next. We've got a lot of work to do to get ready for a good Arizona State team."

That attitude, which lacks in the fuzzy feelings department, is the same one he had when he guided Oregon to three Pac-10/12 conference titles, the national title game, the program's first Rose Bowl win in 85 years and a Fiesta Bowl victory. It's simply who Chip Kelly is. It's partly what got him into trouble in the NFL for reportedly not being able to relate to professional players. He is, at times, so laser focused that he forgets the human side of the game. 

So how could Kelly waste a second feeling good about returning to Autzen where he had so much success when his current team is struggling to scratch out two wins on the season? He couldn't. Doing so would do nothing for the Bruins so why bother?

Kelly said he viewed the game as merely another opportunity for his struggling team to grow.

"We've got a young team that's learning from their mistakes," he said. "A lot of teachable moments from this game."

When asked to give a review of the big picture regarding his rebuild, Kelly said he is too focused on the details to consider where the team was versus where it is now. He called UCLA a "micro operation."

Kelly, who will turn 55 on Nov. 25, left Oregon at age of 49. He's been through a lot since then. He spent four years in the NFL. He's been fired twice. In many ways, he's a different coach than the one that departed Oregon in January of 2013 to take over the Philadelphia Eagles. 

"Older. Grayer," Kelly said. "I think we're all byproducts of our experience. You grow and you learn. That's part of it. I owe a lot of it to here. The experience I had here."

That experience was far different than the one he is in now. Kelly inherited a very good team and a program still on its way up and armed with a strong staff in place that he inherited.

"It was a lot easier transition, I think, because we all weren't new," he said. 

He made the most of the opportunity and won big. But he didn't build Oregon. He merely built a culture that worked. Now he is faced with both overhauling a culture and rebuilding the roster. 

Kelly called that the "fun part."

"No one wants it easy," he said. "And that was one of the reasons it was attractive."

Oregon has about 60 players on scholarship. Many are breaking down. Youth and injuries have created a mess. 

"Baptism under fire," Kelly said. 

Speight said he believes that Kelly has the UCLA program on the right track. 

"I think he inherited a team that has a lot of talent but now he's trying to instill the culture," Speight said. 

Redshirt running back Joshua Kelley said mostly the same.

"We're buying into it day in and day out," Kelley said. "We like where it's heading."

UCLA on paper had little chance to defeat the Ducks on Saturday. But they hoped to win the game for their coach. According to Kelly, his coach cared about this game more than he let on. But when told that Kelly downplayed the significance, Kelley responded: "Whatever coach says. We're going to go with that."

Hmmm...Could there actually be a nostalgic bone hidden within Kelly's body?

What is present is his love of friends. He might not want to reminisce about past successes, but he appears to like to reconnect with old pals. Kelly said he took time this weekend to hang out with former football strength and conditioning coach Jimmy Radcliff, former athletic director and major UO money donor Pat KilKenny, baseball coach George Horton and golf coach Casey Martin, to name a handful. 

"There's a lot of great people at this place," he said. "That's what makes it special."

But apparently, reminiscing about Marcus Mariota, Dennis Dixon and Darron Thomas running his offense, or LaMichael James, Kenjon Barner or De'Anthony Thomas getting loose for touchdowns does not matter enough to make him get all misty eyed while standing in Autzen.  

"I just feel sad that we came out on the wrong end today," Kelly said. 

It is who he is. And that's okay. Chances are, his single-mindedness will one day lead the Bruins into contention. 

Oregon starts November with "special" victory

Oregon starts November with "special" victory

EUGENE- In front of a roaring 56,114 fans in Autzen Stadium, the Ducks grinded out a 42-21 victory against UCLA, halting a two-game losing streak. 

Through the first three quarters, Oregon (6-3, 3-3) got on the board with much thanks to its special teams unit, defense and UCLA’s errors.

Oregon’s first 14 points were largely produced by special teams; a dazzling 56-yard punt return taken to the house by Ugo Amadi and a fake field goal 28-yard pass from punter Blake Maimone to Jacob Breeland which led to CJ Verdell’s rushing touchdown.

The emergence of improved special teams play is no coincidence.  After back-to-back road losses, the UO coaching staff met with each Duck player individually to discuss how the team could bounce back.

"Overall, our guys wanted to hold our special teams unit to a higher standard," Oregon coach Mario Cristobal said. "They were gonna take it upon themselves to challenge each other on special teams, and I think what you saw tonight was a product of that."

A mishandled return by UCLA setup Oregon's third score. Justin Hollins’ sack and scoop led to the Ducks fourth touchdown and extended Oregon’s lead to 28-7.

All four of those plays added much-needed sparks but did not answer the major question entering this game; can Oregon re-establish its rushing attack?

"We made a decision,” Cristobal said on Oregon’s offensive identity. “We talked about it and we said enough is enough. We're going to be the physical team we started the season as.”

Oregon had an average night on the ground when considering its opponent.

Yes, the Ducks finished with 200 rushing yards on 42 attempts, surpassing their combined rushing total and carries from their last two losses, combined. 

However, Oregon’s decision to re-commit to the run game came against the second-worst run defense in the Pac-12. The Bruins allow an average of 209 rushing yards per game.

Verdell led the Ducks with 90 rushing yards on 25 carries, and also caught four passes for 38 yards. Tony Brooks-James sealed the win with a 54-yard touchdown run, his longest of the season.

Once again, Oregon’s offense was ignited by the Justin Herbert-Dillon Mitchell connection. After being questionable throughout the week and undergoing concussion protocol, both Ducks extended impressive streaks.

Herbert finished the game 18-of-32 for 264 yards with two touchdowns, both to Mitchell, who caught eight passes for 156 yards.

Herbert owns the longest active streak in the nation with a touchdown pass in 24 consecutive games and became the fastest Duck to reach 6,000 career passing yards. Mitchell extended his streak to 14 consecutive games with a reception and reached his fourth 100-yard game this season, tying the record. 

Oregon’s homecoming game was also a welcome back to former UO head coach Chip Kelly to Eugene, who received an ovation from the crowd prior to the coin flip. Herbert grew up in Eugene during Kelly’s era.

“I just stayed focused on the game and just tried to block that out and not let it distract us,” Herbert said. “But it’s definitely cool to line up against him. He’s a coach I grew up watching, and it was special.

The Ducks took a baby step towards regaining their rushing attack against a below average Bruins defense.

Next, Oregon will travel to play Utah, who holds opponents to an average of 100 rushing yards per game.

 

 

 

 

Here's where to watch and stream Oregon football vs. UCLA

Here's where to watch and stream Oregon football vs. UCLA

On Saturday, Oregon returns to Autzen Stadium to host UCLA and coach Chip Kelly. The Ducks (5-3, 2-3 Pac-12) look to bounce back after back-to-back losses at WSU and at Arizona.

Here is coverage and how to watch the game...

7:30 p.m. Friday: Talkin' Ducks, NBC Sports Northwest

  • With Jordan Kent, Joey Harrington, Aaron Fentress and Bri Amaranthus

4:30 p.m. Saturday: Oregon vs. UCLA kickoff on ESPN

  • Tim Brando, Play-By-Play

  • Spencer Tillman, Analyst

  • Holly Sonders, Sideline Reporter

Radio: 1080 "The Fan" in Portland, KUGN-AM 590 in Eugene

Live stream: Fox Sports Go

GET READY FOR THE GAME:

Oregon backup QB Braxton Burmeister "different" than last season

10 numbers to know: Oregon vs. UCLA

Injury updates: Herbert and Mitchell

Oregon football welcomes back Chip Kelly in all black Jordan brand uniforms

Mailbag: If Herbert can’t play who starts at quarterback?

Mailbag: If Herbert can’t play who starts at quarterback?

Mailbag: If Herbert can’t play who starts at quarterback?

Every week I answer your best questions on Twitter and Instagram. This Saturday, the Ducks looks to stop their two-game losing skid against UCLA and Chip Kelly... There is plenty to talk about!

QUESTION: What is the status of Justin Herbert?

Oregon coach Mario Cristobal will not make a final decision if quarterback Justin Herbert will play against UCLA until later in the week.

The good news is, Herbert practiced Wednesday and cleared concussion protocol. Cristobal and the staff will continue to evaluate his health leading up to game time, and barring a bad evaluation, I’m leaning towards thinking that Herbert will play on Saturday.

 

QUESTION: If Herbert can’t play who starts at QB?

Backup quarterbacks Braxton Burmeister and Tyler Shough split first-team reps during Tuesday's and Wednesday’s practice, according to UO offensive coordinator Marcus Arroyo and coach Cristobal. The coaching staff has not named who would start, sans Herbert. Burmeister has more Pac-12 conference experience, starting five games as a sophomore when Herbert was out with injury. In that span, Burmeister went 44 of 77 for 330 yards with two touchdowns and six interceptions. Since then, his teammates and coaches say he has improved vastly on the field and with his confidence commanding the offense.

[READ: Oregon backup QB Braxton Burmeister "different" than last season]

However, the sophomore recently underwent a minor knee surgery last month and was cleared to play last week. For the six weeks that Burmeister was rehabbing, Shuck received all second-team practice reps, something Cristobal said the freshman greatly benefitted from.

Shough, rated the No. 1 player out of the state of Arizona by 247Sports and Rivals, has played in two non-conference games but has yet to attempt a pass.

“Tyler is smart and he has good reads, I like the way he throws the ball,” Oregon wide receiver Jaylon Redd said.

Because of Burmeister’s injury, I could see Shough getting the start. I don’t think it will matter much, as we will probably see both on Saturday if Herbert is out.

 

QUESTION: Is Dillon Mitchell going to play?

Cristobal will not make a final decision if wide receiver Dillon Mitchell will play against UCLA until later in the week. Mitchell is close to completing concussion protocol, but was in street clothes and did not participate in Wednesday's practice. 

Based on the huge hit Mitchell took at Arizona, I would not be surprised if the junior did not play Saturday.

With Mitchell out, Johnny Johnson III worked with the first-team offense.

 

QUESTION: Why haven’t we seen more Cyrus Habibi-Likio?

You aren’t alone if you are wondering where Cyrus Habibi-Likio has gone from the Oregon offense. The redshirt freshman hasn’t carried the ball in three games. His last attempt coming at Cal, where he finished with 12 yards on six carries and one touchdown in front of 150+ family and friends.

[WATCH: Cyrus Habibi-Likio, the next LeGarrette Blount?]

After that performance, Cristobal called him an “every-down type back” and that he expected his role to increase. It hasn’t. Could be because of Oregon’s running game failures or because they only trust Habibi-Likio in the red zone, but hopefully fans will get to see more of him against UCLA.

According to reports, during Wednesday’s practice, CJ Verdell was the first running back in with the first-team offense but Habibi-Likio also received a carry.

 

QUESTION: What has Chip Kelly said about returning to Eugene?

After coaching six years at Oregon, Chip Kelly returns to Autzen Stadium as UCLA’s head coach on the opposite sideline. Here is what he said about coming back to Eugene:  

"It'll be an unbelievable experience. It's a special stadium. A special fan base. But we'd better have our focus and concentration on the 2018 Ducks, not worry about what went on between 2009 and 2012."

He also called Oregon fans an “educated crowd.”

 

 

GET READY FOR THE GAME:

Oregon backup QB Braxton Burmeister "different" than last season

10 numbers to know: Oregon vs. UCLA

Injury updates: Herbert and Mitchell

Oregon football welcomes back Chip Kelly in all black Jordan brand uniforms

A rare talent, Justin Herbert is a hot commodity, but is he NFL ready?

Oregon's offense reaching horror movie status

What They’re Saying: Chip Kelly is back 

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What They’re Saying: Chip Kelly is back 

It’s homecoming this week for the Oregon Ducks, and what better way to celebrate than the return of Chip Kelly. 

Here’s a look at What They’re Saying about the Ducks (5-3) match up against the Bruins (2-6) this weekend. 

 

Autzen Stadium will welcome back Chip Kelly, Oregon’s former head coach from 2009-12, this time as a visitor. Kelly, now head coach of UCLA, will look to put his four-straight BCS Bowls at Oregon behind him and lead his Bruins to a win in Eugene. 

Ducks fans seem divided on whether they’ll boo or cheer Kelly as he steps on the field for the first time since leaving for the NFL in 2013. 

 

The Ducks have #QBProblems heading into Saturday’s game with quarterback Justin Herbert still in concussion protocol. 

Herbert did not take reps with the offense during Wednesday’s practice availability, but his return to practice is an indicator he could still play this weekend’s game vs. UCLA. 

Is winning possible if Herbert is sidelined Saturday? 

https://twitter.com/UCLAaddict/status/1057794373256007681  

Both teams have been plagued by injuries. UCLA has five players sidelined by concussions, according to the Los Angeles Times. The Ducks could play without Herbert and wide receiver Dillon Mitchell come Saturday.

The Ducks dropped crucial games to Washington State and Arizona over the last few weeks, but fans remain focused on Oregon securing a bowl bid. 

 
GAME INFORMATION: UCLA Bruins (2-6) at Oregon Ducks (5-3); Autzen Stadium; Eugene, Oregon; Kickoff time 4:30 PM (PT); Spread: Oregon -8.