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Thursday, January 17, 2013

Chip Kelly's Success In NFL: Not Best for Auburn

Gus Malzahn at the AHSAA Super 6 in 2012

 Look, I don't wish Chip Kelly any ill will in his bid for NFL success. I really don't. I just see a scenario that this won't turn out well for Auburn. I'll try to explain.

 Lets say that Kelly has moderate success at Philadelphia, and takes the Eagles to the playoffs the next season.  In his second season, the Eagles are expected to return to the playoffs, right? What if they not only make the playoffs, but they play in the NFC Championship game? That would mean that his style of play works in the NFL. So, how does that affect Auburn you ask?

 What if, in that same time frame, Auburn has the resurgence we all hope that it does? What if Malzahn can somehow win the SEC West, and get Auburn into the college football playoffs in 2014? Lets just go ahead and say that does happen, and Auburn fans everywhere are ecstatic about their future. 

 If the above scenario comes to fruition, and Chip Kelly is seen as the model of the new breed of offensive mind in the NFL, and Malzahn is as successful at Auburn. You can bet that Auburn University would be fending off the callings of NFL teams wanting Gus Malzahn.

 I would be really interested in your comments on this. 



War Eagle AC-47 said...

Recruiting for Auburn would skyrocket because this system would be attractive to NFL teams.

At any rate, Gus is in the vanguard of this uptempo movement, so the more success others have using it, the more the "old school" guys will be rethinking their strategy.

You already see people saying that the best way to beat Saban just may be the hurry up no huddle.

AUTigerBloggin said...

Yep! Thanks...