Video: Chip Kelly surprises Nick Aliotti during Pac-12 Networks Pregame Show
It's nearly kickoff in Arlington, and spirits on the Oregon sideline are high.
Case in point: Former Oregon coach Chip Kelly and longtime Ducks defensive coordinator Nick Aliotti – now a Pac-12 Networks analyst – sharing a jovial moment during the Networks' College Football Championship Pregame Show on Monday.
Kelly spotted his former colleague on the sidelines and pounced.
This despite the fact that Aliotti was on the air with Ashley Adamson during Pac-12 Networks' live pregame show.
No matter; Aliotti seemed to enjoy the reunion... and Kelly stuck around for an extended segment during which he retold the story of leaving New Hampshire for Eugene, in part because of the presence of veteran coaches such as Aliotti.
Stay tuned to Pac-12 Networks immediately following the game for a 90-minute College Football Playoff Championship Postgame Report featuring highlights, live interviews from the field, postgame press conference sound and analysis of the game.