Originally posted on The Mark Graham Sports Blog  |  Last updated 1/4/13
One day after his Oregon Ducks destroyed the Kansas State Wildcats to win the Fiesta Bowl, Chip Kelly appears to be close to becoming an NFL head coach. According to a report from ProFootballTalk, Chip Kelly and the Cleveland Browns appear to be close to a deal making Kelly the new head coach. Kelly has been the most sought after coach this offseason and had been the Browns number one target since firing Pat Shurmur on Monday. New Browns owner Jimmy Haslem has said that he will spend whatever it takes to land the offensive minded Kelly in Cleveland. Kelly's offense scheme has worked wonders at Oregon and the Browns are hoping that his gameplan will help an offense that sputtered a lot this season. Kelly is 46-7 in four seasons in Eugene and has led the Oregon Ducks to three straight 12 win seasons. In Kelly's second season, the Ducks fell just short of winning the programs first National Championship. If Kelly is hired by Cleveland, it will be Kelly's first job at any capacity in the NFL.
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