Saturday, January 08, 2011

Tellier on Kelly

Ray Tellier

I was wondering when and if someone in the major sports news media would examine Oregon Head Coach Chip Kelly's coaching beginnings at Columbia.

Kerry Eggers of the Portland Tribune has done just that with a great interview with former Lion Head Coach Ray Tellier, the man who gave Kelly his first college coaching job way back in 1990.

That was so long ago, that even I was still a Columbia undergrad student at the time!


At Sat Jan 08, 08:23:00 PM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Typical Ray Tellier that he would take no credit for Chip Kelly's enormous success because Ray is one of the most humble, nicest guys who ever walked on this planet. The fact is that Kelly was lucky to have him as his first mentor because Ray is a class act and in this world very few of us are fortunate enough to rub shoulders with guys like Ray Tellier. Go Lions! Go Ducks!

At Sat Jan 08, 11:34:00 PM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Interest article! Ray Tellier is a class act, and honestly, he had a great deal of success, at least if you look at the preceding years - at Columbia, also due to Marcellus Wiley and other players.

One thing about the article, we still have a freshman team, of course, but I guess the difference is that frosh can now play in varsity?

At Tue Jan 11, 03:52:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Waiting for the national media to pick up the story on Jason Garrett and his family's time in the Ivy League....

At Fri Jan 14, 03:50:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

John Garrett, who came to CU as a Freshman and played 3 years here, is up for the O coordinator job with the Dolphins.

Jason was a nice enough guy but he was a redshirt and sort of kept to himself. He was a Princeton guy who transferred here for the family.

John was very well liked here, though, and I will always think of him as a CU guy.


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