Chip Kelly, the former head coach at Oregon and UCLA, has been hired as the new offensive coordinator at Ohio State, replacing Bill O’Brien. The university made the announcement earlier this week, expressing their excitement about Kelly joining the team.
Kelly brings with him a wealth of experience as both a head coach and offensive play caller in both college football and the NFL. He has previously worked with Ohio State head coach Ryan Day, and the two share a similar offensive philosophy. This familiarity between the two coaches is expected to make for an easy transition.
Throughout his coaching career, Kelly has been known for his ability to develop elite offenses. At both Oregon and UCLA, he led teams that consistently ranked in the top 25 in scoring and total offense. His expertise in the run game is particularly impressive, with his offenses at Oregon leading the nation in rushing average multiple times.
Ohio State is hoping that Kelly’s arrival will help improve their rushing attack, which ranked 79th in yards per attempt last season. With his history of coaching successful offenses, there is confidence that he will be able to produce top-10 offenses consistently at Ohio State.
The university is excited about the talent that Kelly will have to work with at the school. Ohio State consistently recruits some of the top high school players in the nation, and Kelly’s expertise is expected to help further develop these players and maximize their potential.
By taking over offensive play-calling duties, Kelly will allow head coach Ryan Day to focus on other responsibilities. This division of duties is seen as a strategic move that will benefit both coaches and ultimately the team as a whole.
There is a palpable sense of anticipation among Ohio State fans as they look forward to seeing what improvements Kelly will bring to the offense. With his proven track record and the talent at his disposal, there is great optimism that Ohio State will continue to be a force to be reckoned with in the college football landscape.
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