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Daily Madden: NFL Ready For Chip Kelly

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Head coach Chip Kelly of the Oregon Ducks looks on as his team warms up before the game against the Stanford Cardinal at Autzen Stadium on November 17, 2012 in Eugene, Oregon. (Steve Dykes/Getty Images)

Head coach Chip Kelly of the Oregon Ducks looks on as his team warms up before the game against the Stanford Cardinal at Autzen Stadium on November 17, 2012 in Eugene, Oregon. (Steve Dykes/Getty Images)

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SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – Oregon coach Chip Kelly reportedly has interviews lined up with the Browns, Bills and Eagles following Thursday night’s Fiesta Bowl game against Kansas State.

Stanford coach David Shaw, whose team knocked Oregon out of the BCS title game, told John Madden and the KCBS morning crew that Kelly’s quick option offense can be successful in the NFL.

“You see it happening in Washington with the Redskins (and) what they’re doing in Seattle with that young quarterback,” Shaw said. “What Chip does really will work at the next level.”

Madden agreed. “Maybe a couple of years ago you would have said you can’t play that type of offense in the NFL,” John said. “But if Chip Kelly were to go to the NFL and coach, it would be the way that offensive football is leaning in the NFL now. So I think he’d be fine there.”

Madden congratulated Shaw on Stanford’s Rose Bowl victory over Wisconsin.

“As someone said, that’s why you lift all them weights, that’s why you put in all those hours,” the former coach said. “To see it come out like that, it was just great.” Shaw savored the moment. “Being a coach’s kid and being at bowl games, my dad would coach and at playoff games with my dad, to see him there and have my family (there), and knowing my daughter and my son are going to remember this for a long time, it was just a special deal,” Shaw said. (8:15)

Listen to the John Madden segment live weekday mornings at 8:15 on KCBS All News 740 AM/106.9 FM. And catch John’s extra report at 9:15 a.m. Mondays and Fridays during the NFL season.

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