March 25, 2009
Chip Kelly: Search going 'Awesome'
With spring practices a week away, Duck Sports Authority caught up with new Oregon head coach Chip Kelly to get his take on how things are shaping up. In this installment the focus is on the progress of the coaching search.
DSA: What kinds of things you have left this last week before spring drills?
CK: Practice schedule setups, times, trying to set up the staff, lots of stuff.
DSA: How is the search for another coach going?
DSA: Outstanding. So you're done then?
CK: We've got a couple guys left. We had three or four guys come in last week. We're trying to narrow it down to what's the right situation and what's the best fit for us.
DSA: Did you talk to the next coach last week?
CK: Yeah if the right guy was out there.
DSA: Well I know you had a list of guys who had shown you interest and it was reciprocated, did you talk to those guys?
CK: I did, we talked to a lot of people. Whenever you're going to be a head coach you are prudent to have a list of potential candidates for every position on your staff because you never know what's going to happen. You don't just want to wake up one day and go 'wow, what am I going to do there?'
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