Kelly scores 1st win over Chizik

December 22, 2010

Oregon's Chip Kelly was named the 2010 Walter Camp coach of the year, as voted by coaches and sports information directors.

Kelly took home the honor in just his second season as the Ducks' coach after guiding the team to a 12-0 mark, a No.2 ranking and a spot in the BCS Championship game against top-ranked Auburn on Jan. 10.

Kelly took 24 of the 55 votes to beat out Auburn's Gene Chizik, who took 17 votes. Stanford's Jim Harbaugh was third.

Kelly is the first Oregon coach and third from the Pac-10 to win the award. He agreed in September to a six-year contract extension that runs through the 2015 season.

•Syracuse punter Rob Long will undergo post-operation treatment after doctors found malignant cells in a brain tumor removed a week ago. … Tennessee reported secondary violations to the NCAA after discovering 36 student-athletes were given special treatment at the Knoxville bar where a fight involving players broke out in July. … Penn State coach Joe Paterno celebrated his 84th birthday Tuesday.

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