Chip Kelly pays most respect possible to Caleb Williams after USC game

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After Chip Kelly's UCLA squad lost to USC Football and their elite quarterback in Caleb Williams, he couldn't have given him any higher praise than what he did in the post-game press conference:

To see Kelly heap this type of praise Williams' way means everything. As Bryan Fischer of FOX pointed out, Kelly has coached against two Heisman winners before. Cam Newton scored 50(!) total touchdowns in the season Kelly coached against him, and of course won a National Championship that year. Kyler Murray scored 54 total touchdowns the year he played against Kelly.

For Williams to be mentioned in the same breath as these two is absolutely absurd. But--he's essentially earned it. With three games left in the season, Williams is already at 40 total touchdowns. He's on pace to hit that 50 club as well.

He's also only thrown three picks all year--his only turnovers of the season. He's been even better at protecting the football than Newton and Murray--who tossed seven picks each. Williams has been wildly important for the Trojans in their improvement from 4-8 last year to 10-1 at this point this year. It's no wonder they've made this type of flip as soon as Williams arrived this offseason.

Chip Kelly's UCLA squad had a brutal time trying to stop USC Football QB Caleb Williams on Saturday.

It's no wonder Chip Kelly thinks this highly of USC Football signal-caller Caleb Williams. He saw him post a career high in passing yards (470) against his team this weekend. Williams completed 32 out of 43 passes, and had two pass TDs to just one INT. He also added on eight carries for 33 rushing yards and a score via the ground game as well.

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He couldn't be contained, and if he doesn't win the Heisman Trophy this year, he'll be sure to win it by the time his college career is over. He's having this type of year in just his first full year starting at QB at this level. He's already a tremendous player, and is only going to get better when it comes to the trajectory he's on right now.