Apparently Chip Kelly – the former head coach of the University of Oregon Ducks now head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles took a page from Pete Carroll’s book “How to get over at your University and hide out in the NFL.”

After what the NCAA called an “intense” investigation (even though I bet USC and Penn State would disagree) they ruled against the Ducks.  The NCAA (who must really learn the word consistency) placed Oregon’s football program on probation for three years and one scholarship for each of those seasons. Thankfully no bowl games were taken which compared to other universities this was a huge win.

They were put on probation for recruiting violations that happened under Kelly’s reign. It was reported that Kelly and the university failed to monitor the recruiting program.

Now just like Oregon getting a slap on the wrist – Kelly too was given a small slap.  Essentially, no colleges can inquire about Kelly for 18 months.  Which I don’t think will be an issue since he jumped ship before any of this came to a head.

Today Kelly did issue a statement –

“Now that the NCAA has concluded their investigation and penalized the University of Oregon and its football program, I want to apologize to the University of Oregon, all of its current and former players and their fans,” Kelly said. “I accept my share of responsibility for the actions that led to the penalties.”

Well it’s good that Kelly accepts his share of responsibility – that is again the Pete Carroll way of doing things.