We are less than 40 days away from what promises to be a very exciting tour: the unfinished business tour. A tour that's been in the making since Oregon lost to Auburn in the 2011 national championship game.
Oregon's head coach Chip Kelly's resume at Oregon is pretty impressive. How about the most wins of any bcs school over the past five years (53). The most weeks in the top 10 of any bcs school (28). Three straight conference championships. And three straight bcs game appearances, including a win in last year's Rose bowl.
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Oregon didn't even play their best game, but still had their chances to win. They only lost 23-19.
It had to have left a bad taste in Kelly's mouth. Which is probably why, after contemplating an offer from the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Kelly came back to Oregon, concluding that:
"I have some unfinished business
to complete at the University of Oregon."
It was with those words the tour was on. Now of course Oregon has some questions to answer this year, and some big shoes to fill with the loss of Darron Thomas at QB, and LaMichael James at RB.
But they counter that with talent and depth. Guys who are ready to step up, and ready for the spotlight. And most experts have Oregon ranked in the 5-10 range, and being a contender for the national championship.
Chip Kelly and his rock band - one of the most exciting shows in all of college football - kick things off Sat., September 01, versus Arkansas State.
And this tour, will not end until Kelly has fulfilled his prophecy.