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January 26, 2016 9:44 AM

49ers’ Arik Armstead liked Chip Kelly’s direct, honest approach at Oregon

Then-Ducks coach told Pleasant Grove High School star he might leave Oregon

New 49ers coach is known for putting his teams through hard, fast-paced workouts

Former players stand by Kelly, deny he had issue with black players

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Matt Barrows was born in Blacksburg, Va., and attended the University of Virginia. He graduated in 1995, went to Northwestern for a journalism degree a year later, and got his first job at a South Carolina daily in 1997. He joined The Sacramento Bee as a Metro reporter in 1999 and started covering the San Francisco 49ers in 2003. His favorite player of all time is Darrell Green. Reach Barrows at mbarrows@sacbee.com.
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