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Football writers honor Oregon's Chip Kelly

The Football Writers Association of America on Monday named Oregon's Chip Kelly as the 2010 recipient of the Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award.

Kelly has led No. 2 Oregon to a 12-0 record and spot in the BCS National Championship on Jan. 10 in Glendale, Ariz. The Ducks are 22-3 in two seasons under Kelly. Oregon also won the Pac-10 last season and played in the Rose Bowl, losing to Ohio State.

"It is really an honor for me to stand here and represent our university in winning awards like this," Kelly said on the FWAA's website. "It is pretty humbling to have your name and Eddie Robinson's name in the same sentence. It is kind of funny, to keep it in perspective, if I won 10 games for the next 38 years, I would still be six wins short of Eddie Robinson. So, he was quite a man and really one of the true gentlemen of college football.

"Obviously, what this means to us and our university, I really can't put into words. But I also have always felt every coach of the year award is more a representation of your team. This award is shared with our great assistant coaches and with a bunch of young men back in Eugene, Oregon, who are truly special."

 

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