|Might Oregon coach Chip Kelly consider a move to the NFL?|
Daniel Jeremiah of NFL.com wrote a cool piece Wednesday looking at seven hot coaching names in NFL circles.
Some of the names, like New York Giants defensive coordinator Perry Fewell and Arizona Cardinals defensive coordinator Ray Horton, are predictable. Some of them, like Washington Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan (already) and San Francisco 49ers special teams coach Brad Seely, are surprising.
"He runs the best practices I've ever seen," an NFC executive told Jeremiah. "I would hire him in a second if I ever had the opportunity."
It's not just about Kelly's creative offense. His "organizational skills" also could attract NFL owners. There's no reason to think Kelly wants to leave Oregon, but he sure seems like the Great White Whale of coaching hires for 2013.
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