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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)
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Oregon’s head football coach Chip Kelly has decided to stay at Oregon for another year, rather than take up the Philadelphia Eagles’ offer to become their head coach. Kelly was interviewed by multiple NFL teams, and the Browns and Eagles were seen as front runners for Kelly until the Browns dropped out and left just the Ducks and the Eagles to chose between.
Kelly will return to Oregon for his fifth season as the head coach after winning the Fiesta Bowl in Arizona on Friday night. IT’s likely that money was a primary factor in the decision, as Nike’s co-founder and chairman, as well as a major booster, Phil Knight reportedly made a push for Kelly to stay with the Ducks. Kelly did, however, consider the EAgles’ job, and had a long lunch with the team on Saturday but he ultimately decided to stay with the Ducks, according to Schefter.
The Eagles, as well as the Browns, will start their search for a new head coach over again. The Browns have also interviewed former Cardinals head coach Ken Wisenhunt, Cardinals defensive coordinator Ray Horton (who I think will ultimately land as a head coach somewhere), and Penn State head coach Bill O’Brien, who has decided to stay with the Nittany Lions. Philadelphia has already interviewed O’ Brien, Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy, Falcons special team coach Keith Armstrong, and Falcons defensive coordinator Mike Nolan and are pending interviews with Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden, Seahawks defensive coordinator Gus Bradley, and Colts offensive coordinator Bruce Arians. It’s sure to be an intriguing ride to find a new head coach for both of these two teams.
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Chip Kelly was looking for a coaching fit within a NFL team. The Philadelphia Eagles were the latest team to show up on his hype meter.
If high-profile Oregon booster Phil Knight has anything to say about it, Kelly won’t be going anywhere.
Updated: The NFL Network has reported on-air that Kelley will stay at Oregon.
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CLEVELAND (AP) -- The Browns have Chip Kelly's interest. Now they need his signature.
The team is expected to meet with Oregon's innovative coach again Saturday and hopes to complete a deal to make him Cleveland's sixth coach since 1999. The sides met for a reported seven hours in Arizona on Friday and came close to reaching an agreement.
But Kelly also met with Buffalo...
Chip Kelly is staying at Oregon.
A person with knowledge of the decision confirmed Sunday night that Kelly is passing up a chance to coach in the NFL to remain with the Ducks. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because Oregon and Kelly haven't formally announced the decision.
The decision was first reported by ESPN.
Kelly had lengthy interviews...
Despite all the interviews and interest from NFL teams, it appears that Chip Kelly couldn’t be swayed to leave his cushy gig at the University of Oregon.
The Ducks’ head coach is sticking around, according to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports. Kelly interviewed with the Browns on Friday and spent nine hours with the Eagles on Saturday, according to multiple reports.
Kelly has spent...
It seems that it's only a matter of time before Chip Kelly is officially announced as the new head coach of the Cleveland Browns. And that should excite Browns fans. This marks the beginning of a new era in the history of the Cleveland Browns. In years past, the team would have most likely settled for the their third or fourth pick for head coach. In this case however...
CLEVELAND (AP) -- 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...
Chip Kelly decided against moving over the NFL this weekend, instead choosing to stick it out in Eugene, Ore., as the Ducks’ head coach.
The Oregonian implied that Kelly may be waiting for his dream job to come along before moving to the pros. As a New Hampshire native, Kelly’s dream job may be that of New England Patriots head coach. There’s no telling when Bill Belichick...
In the end, the chance to remain king and win a National Championship was more important than being the new guy. ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter is reporting that Kelly has chosen to stay at Oregon and spurn the NFL once again.
Kelly obviously likes to be courted, but in the end, chose the jerseys and being the king of the Pac 12 over Vick and Foles.
Peter King adds that the Eagles seem to telling Chip Kelly that “we like you, but we’ll be fine without you.” King also mentions that Kelly could end up getting “cold feet” due to “not seeing an ideal job” and return to Oregon.
Jason Cole reports that Browns are leaving Arizona without an answer from Chip Kelly regarding their head coaching vacancy...
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The Buffalo Bills confirmed via Twitter that they interviewed University of Oregon head coach Chip Kelly, former Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith and Syracuse University head coach Doug Marrone on Friday. The Bills met with Kelly in Arizona on Friday after Kelly also met with the Cleveland Browns. He is close to a deal with Cleveland, according to multiple reports. Smith...
The Buffalo Bills were one of the three teams that reportedly met with Oregon head coach Chip Kelly on Saturday. The Buffalo Bills also met with former head coach Lovie Smith on Saturday according to numerous reports. The Bills met with another coaching prospect as well on Saturday and were so impressed, they hired him as the Bills new coach for 2013. Syracuse head coach Doug Marrone...