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Oregon's Chip Kelly voted top coach

Updated: December 21, 2010, 4:19 PM ET
Associated Press

EUGENE, Ore. -- Oregon athletic officials were so convinced that Chip Kelly was destined to be coach of the Ducks, they offered him the job before it came open.

Smart move.

In just his second season leading Oregon, Kelly is taking the second-ranked Ducks to the Jan. 10 national championship game against No. 1 Auburn -- and for that he was voted AP Coach of the Year on Tuesday.

Kelly received 24 of 55 votes to beat out his Tostitos BCS National Championship Game counterpart, ...

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