Priceless: Chip Kelly amused by reporter's question about time of possession
Posted by: Pete Roussel on November 13, 2012
Chip Kelly was asked about time of possession during Monday's press conference.
His reaction was priceless, even drawing an unusual smile from Kelly.
A reporter asked: "Clearly, anything can happen in this game, but are you almost expecting Stanford to try to control the ball for about 40 minutes, get a few stops on your offense, and try to win the game that way? 40 minutes."
To say Chip Kelly was amused would be an understatement.
Kelly said while smiling, "I have no idea."
"We've lost time of possession in almost every game we've played. A lot."
"Two years ago, Thursday night game. We played UCLA. They ran 73 snaps; we ran 71 snaps. They had the ball for 40 minutes; we had the ball for 20 minutes. We won 60-13, so we don't look at that stat."
"Time of possession means absolutely nothing to this operation. We were LAST in the nation in time of possession last year." (How awesome is it that Kelly uses "this operation" as opposed to "our team"? You know you're good when... )
Chip then stepped off the gas. He added, "We're going to do we what do; they're going to do what they do. We're going to see what wins."
Pick it up at the 13:50 mark.
Pete Roussel is a valuable resource for coaches, athletic directors, NFL front-office personnel, and college football enthusiasts. A former college football coach, Roussel shares insight on coaches 365 days a year and is recognized as the most trusted expert on coaching transactions. Follow @CoachingSearch on twitter and send your feedback to email@example.com