Gus Bradley has been called “the nicest man ever to lead a pack of cutthroats.” It has been written that his “blood type is sunshine.”
Pete Carroll lauded Bradley as the best teacher that he has ever been around.
Safe to say, he has built up some good will over the years.
Chip Kelly was the story.
There is no name this side of Jon Gruden that would have stirred imaginations and debate quite like the Oregon coach. The Lehigh stands would have been overflowing with fans dying to get an up-close look at this new breed of football. Debate would rage over whether he could thrive in this environment, on this level. Kelly and his Eagles would be talked about across the league.
As we now know, Kelly chose the Ducks over the Birds Sunday, and this will not come to pass. And maybe that’s OK.