Monday, January 7, 2013
Well, Kelly made good copy while it lasted
Why did I allow myself to be so gulled by the gushing media reports all week telling me that Oregon Ducks head coach Chip Kelly would be on the Browns' payroll in the 2013 season? I should have known better. This was just another Browns' failed gold rush that has encouraged so many previous coaches and quarterbacks to take a sabbatical on Lake Erie.
The Plain Dealer called this spectacle to my attention this morning with the headline on the sports page:
Browns walk away from Kelly; report says he's staying at Oregon.
The reach for gridiron greatness met the same fate as John Boehner's Plan B.
So now there will be the usual speculation over the possible replacement of the replacement of the replacement, etc. Even the Plan C second choice, Syracuse coach Doug Marrone, went to Buffalo to coach the Bills.
If I may butt in, I would call attention to a large cutout of former Notre Dame and Akron U. coach Gerry Faust standing in Summit Mall. It's sponsored by the Crystal Clinic Orthopedic Center with Gerry's praise of how well the clinic treated his hip and knee problems.
If the new Brownsmeisters can find a way to make it worthwhile, Gerry might be available now that he is free of bodily pain.
Better yet, he lives just down the road and there wouldn't be any moving expenses.
P.S. As I noted in the previous post, the Browns are always more interesting after the season than when the team is on the field.