Bellotti: To Coach or Not to Coach
Former Oregon Ducks head coach Mike Bellotti joined host John Canzano Wednesday on The Bald Faced Truth to talk about his time in Eugene.
Bellotti is not interested in coaching again. “You always miss being on the sideline I mean not enough to go back. It’s something you always think about and empathize with the guy who is out there.”
“I made the decision and it was the Thursday before Spring Break. I said that I need to do this now if I was going to do it because I wanted the next coach, Chip, to have the opportunity to install what he wanted to have in the spring.”.
Bellotti made a phone call to Phil Knight to tell him he was leaving Oregon. “He said ‘Are we really doing this.’ And I said ‘Yes.’ And then that was it. I had talked to him when I had designated Chip as my successor and it was a great decision. I don’t think he questioned it at the time”
Mike Bellotti is currently an ESPN game analyst and commentator.
Click on the link below to listen to the full interview with former Ducks head coach Mike Bellotti.