That also applies to at least one blue-chip college recruit whom Kelly was actively pursuing as recently as Monday.
"Chip Kelly left?!?! He was at my house 2 days ago," tweeted Nico Falah, a 6-foot-4, 267-pound offensive tackle from Saint John Bosco High School in Bellflower, Calif.
Falah has committed to USC, but he continues to explore his options. If Oregon was spinning around as a possibility, that's likely not the case after Kelly -- thought to be far out of the picture -- agreed to become the next head coach of the Eagles on Wednesday.
It's a move that sends shockwaves through the Oregon program and across the landscape of college football, but Falah hasn't lost respect for Kelly:
More than a few folks in Oregon might not agree.