Chip Kelly devoted at least 1-2 hours every day at Oregon to recruiting. That's the reality of a college football coach. Then there's other administrative duties, such as fund raising and responsibilities that go along with being a public face to a university.
He doesn't need to do that anymore. And he has a full staff of personnel evaluators who can deal with talent acquisition, which is the NFL's version of recruiting.
A major theme to this season is how Kelly is adjusting from college to the NFL. Much of the attention is devoted to what happens on the field and even in the locker room, but there's also a tangible difference in how Kelly can allocate his time.
“In college football, there’s a ton of recruiting," Kelly said. "You’ve got to recruit on a daily basis, so there has to be time set aside for that. … An hour or two, it just depends. There are times it’s up to four or five. When you’re on the road recruiting, there’s eight to 10. There’s different times during the recruiting calendar and what you’re doing, but you’ve got to spend at least an hour. Usually, most people spend an hour or so on recruiting every day now.”