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The Oregon Ducks and head coach Chip Kelly arrived in Glendale, AZ Monday for the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl amid the various NFL head coaching firings that were taking place.
So naturally, Kelly is going to have to field questions about whether he's making the jump to the NFL.
"I've got a game to play," Kelly said during the Fiesta Bowl's media day on Monday, via AP/ESPN.
"We're playing in the Fiesta Bowl. That's the biggest thing in my life. If I allowed other things to get into my life, then they would be distractions, but there aren't. Our focus 100 percent is on the Fiesta Bowl."
In other words: leave the man alone. He has a game to coach. A big game. The NFL talk can wait.
"I know everybody wants to hear a different answer. And I know that at times when I don't give you guys the answer that you guys want, then I'm being evasive. I'm not being evasive."
The Oregon coach is in much demand for teams clamouring to apply Kelly's innovations at the pro level. More and more teams see the NFL landscape changing as teams are utilizing college-style hurry up offenses that are working with sucess in New England, Seattle and Washington.
"My whole thing since I've been here is that I'm going to do the best job I can every single day," Kelly said. "If that's good enough that other people look at me sometimes, I don't really care about that. I think too many people live in the future. We live in the moment."
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Ducks head football coach Chip Kelly reportedly will interview with three NFL teams on Friday following Oregon's appearance in the Fiesta Bowl on Thursday.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- One has generated what could reasonably be called the greatest recovery in college football in the last 25 years, perhaps one of the most remarkable in NCAA history. Hyperbole? You could look it up. The other has redefined offensive football with a style that should copyright its name, "the blur."
Program? You cant tell the players without a stopwatch...
One of the first questions Oregon coach Chip Kelly was asked after arriving in Arizona for the Fiesta Bowl was about the possibility of coaching in the NFL.
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The Browns may strike quickly to get Chip Kelly, Oregon's coach who does everything in a hurry.
Kelly, whose up-tempo, fast-paced offense has captured the imagination of several NFL teams and maintained the Ducks' status as a national power, appears to be near the top of Cleveland's list of candidates to replace Pat Shurmur, fired earlier this week after going 9-23 in...
It’s being reported by Adam Caplan, Sirius XM radio host and PhiladelphiaEagles.com analyst, that executives have Oregon Head Coach Chip Kelly pegged as the Browns #1 choice.
Two high-ranking #NFL personnel execs say Oregon HC Chip Kelly is the clear #1 choice for the Browns.
— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) January 1, 2013
Kelly is one of the hotter coaching names out there after...
In four years at Oregon, Kelly has a 45-7 record, and is known for his up-tempo offense that has transformed the Ducks into a national power. He is regarded as one of college football’s prime candidates for an NFL coaching job this offseason.
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It appears that Thursday’s Fiesta Bowl could be Chip Kelly‘s last game with Oregon.
The head coach has interviews lined up with the Cleveland Browns, Philadelphia Eagles and Buffalo Bills, according to Mike Garafolo of the USA Today. The meetings will take place after Thursday’s game against Kansas State, and will likely continue through the weekend.
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University of Oregon coach Chip Kelly is the Philadelphia Eagles
“prime target” to replace recently-fired head coach Andy Reid, reports Zach Berman of The Philadelphia Inquirer.
University of Oregon coach Chip Kelly is the Eagles' prime
target, according to two NFL senior personnel officials. Kelly, 49, is 45-7 in
four seasons as a college head coach. He is praised for...
A person familiar with Chip Kelly's plans has confirmed the
Oregon coach will interview for the Buffalo Bills' coaching vacancy
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The Buffalo Bills are taking their coaching search to Denver to interview Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy after spending much of the past week meeting candidates in Arizona.
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