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Chip Kelly is the latest in a long line of college football innovators

Updated: November 1, 2012, 11:06 AM ET
By Greg Katz |
When Hall of Fame USC coach John McKay introduced his vaunted I-formation back in the 1960s, coaches from around the country copied it, tweaked it and incorporated into to fit their own philosophies.

I can still remember seeing legends like Nebraska's Bob Devaney, Penn State's Joe Paterno and even Alabama's Bear Bryant at USC practice watching the Trojans run their famed offense, aggressive defense and disciplined practices.

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