The tweet was posted on Thursday, Jan. 14 by Smith himself, a wide receiver for the San Francisco 49ers. Kelly was announced as the new head coach of the 49ers on that same day. Smith’s tweet reads as follows:
Guess I might have to start running right now to get in shape
Kelly’s hire came less than two weeks after the 49ers’ front office made the decision to fire Jim Tomsula. Tomsula had been with the team for just one season.
Kelly brings with him a reputation for having fast-paced spread offenses that have defined his teams since his time coaching college football at Oregon University. Smith must also be aware of this reputation; he knows he will have to be in top shape to perform on a team coached by Kelly.
Kelly was the head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles for three seasons. During that time, he accumulated a 26-21 overall record. He coached the Eagles to only a single postseason appearance during his tenure with the team.
The 49ers completed the 2015 NFL regular season with a 5-11 record. They finished last in the NFC West division with a win percentage of .313. For the second season in a row, they did not qualify for the postseason.
Torrey Smith was born on Jan. 26, 1989 in Colonial Beach, Va. He is 6-feet-1-inches tall and weighs 205 pounds. He played college football at the University of Maryland before turning professional. He was selected by the Baltimore Ravens in the second round of the 2011 NFL Draft. He is 26 years old.
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