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Waiting For Next Year:
What a difference two days and a lunch running into dinner makes.
The Browns’ contingency has left Arizona where they interviewed Chip Kelly on Friday among many others this week. According to various reports, including ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, they are heading back to Cleveland to regroup and continue the coaching search with Kelly’s name crossed off the list.
Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and execs are headed back to Browns. Sources say they will reboot coach search without Chip Kelly in the fold.
— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) January 6, 2013
This too, from ESPN’s Adam Schefter, seems to hammer it home.
So Cleveland is restarting its HC search while Chip Kelly must decide whether to go to Philadelphia or remain at Oregon.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 6, 2013
Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, who originally reported that the Browns and Kelly were close to an agreement, says that super-booster Phil Knight is pulling Kelly back to Oregon.
Push coming from #Oregon booster Phil Knight, I hear. 1 factor pulling Chip Kelly back to Oregon. Eagles, Browns regrouping. No decisions
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 6, 2013
So, where do the Browns go from here? Bill O’Brien and Doug Marrone, who the Browns interviewed as well, are now off the board in addition to Kelly. That leaves former Arizona head coach Ken Whisenhunt and Cardinals defensive coordinator Ray Horton as the two candidates the Browns have interviewed that are still in play.
@mortreport said #Browns owner jimmy Haslam impressed with fired Cards coach Ken Whisenhunt. Been to a Super Bowl.
— Scott Petrak ct (@ScottPetrak) January 6, 2013
It’s certainly possible that the Browns open the search back up again with several other viable candidates still out there.
[Related: NFL Rumor: Chip Kelly could stay at Oregon]
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NewsTags: Chip KellyDon SmolenskiHowie RosemanJeffrey LuriePhiladelphia EaglesThere were reports circulating all over the internet at the start of the weekend that Oregon head coach Chip Kelly was on his way to Cleveland after meeting with team President Joe Banner on Friday. Something seems to have changed because Kelly met with...
The Oregon Ducks enter the offseason with uncertainty over coach Chip Kelly's continued tenure and possible NCAA sanctions.
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Bad news, Browns and Eagles fans. It seems that Chip Kelly will be keeping his talents in Eugene after all.
On the 10th anniversary of their last playoff appearance, the Browns may be in unexpected fight over Oregon coach Chip Kelly.
Cleveland has been awaiting a second meeting with Kelly, the Ducks' offensive mastermind, on Saturday to hopefully complete a deal to make him the Browns' sixth fulltime coach since 1999. However, Kelly decided to keep a scheduled interview with the...
Coach Chip Kelly, who was expected by many to make the jump from the college ranks to the NFL this offseason, has elected to return to the
Oregon Ducks rather than pursue a head coaching position with a team such as
the Philadelphia Eagles or Cleveland Browns, according to Ian Rapoport of
NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reported late Sunday night that Kelly
told the Philadelphia...
Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports that the Cleveland Browns are close to reaching an agreement with Oregon HC Chip Kelly.
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The Philadelphia Eagles took their coaching search committee to Denver to interview Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy on Sunday after a lengthy meeting with Oregon coach Chip Kelly on Saturday night in Arizona.
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Oregon head coach Chip Kelly will remain with the Ducks after a 35-17 win in the Fiesta Bowl. (Photo by AP)
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Oregon head football coach Chip Kelly had ended his latest post-season flirtation with the NFL, and will be back coaching the Ducks next season. This according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Chip Kelly turned down a chance to go to the NFL and to returned to Oregon, according to sources. Considered Eagles but stayed at Oregon.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 7, 2013...
Two hot rumors just hit the Cleveland Twitter-sphere. First, SportsRadio 94 WIP’s Brain Startare out in Philadelphia has a potentially dynamite rumor for Cleveland Browns fans:
Sources tell me Chip Kelly and the eagles are close to an agreement on a 5 year deal. If I’m right I’m golden. If wrong my source is fired
— Brian Startare (@brianstartare) January 6, 2013
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