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Chip Kelly - Gone Ducky GOne?
Reports were circulating Sunday night that Oregon head football coach Chip Kelly is working on a deal to become the head football coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Multiple sources on the local level in Oregon and Tampa Bay are claiming that the deal is being finalized.
If the stories are indeed true, this certainly puts Oregon in a bind as it has to scramble to find a new head football coach. It also brings into question if the school's allegedly improper relationship with scouting service owner Willie Lyles may result is some serious NCAA violations.
(via KGW, The Tampa Bay Times)
BEST OF MAXIM
Just before midnight, reports were widespread, from Joe Schad to George Schroeder, that Chip Kelly was gone, signing a deal to coach the Tampa Bay Bucs. The Oregon Athletic Department had a short list ready.
Just after midnight, Schroeder and others announced that Kelly had changed his mind, that his heart, for now, was in college football and coaching the Oregon Ducks.
The same source that broke the story about Chip Kelly becoming the next coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers has now come out and said that Chip Kelly has changed his mind.This source is Adam Jude of The Register-Guard.Of course this has all changed in the last few hours, so its possible Kelly is doing an about face to save face and not release the information before its announced by...
Perhaps it was all ruffled feathers for nothing. (Sorry, we had to) Hours after rumors began flying that Oregon coach Chip Kelly would be taking the job as the head coach of the Tampa Bay Bucs, with some news outlets even going so far as to confirm those reports, it appears Kelly has had a…
University of Oregon coach Chip Kelly is close to reaching an agreement to become the next head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Portland television station KGW, citing a source, reported that Kelly will make the move to the pro ranks if he can agree on contract details with Tampa Bay.
Kelly had led Oregon to three consecutive Pac-12 championships and three straight appearances...
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Chip Kelly is the new Billy Donovan.
Because Andy Hutchins said so. (Alligator Army)
Rest assured this will not last, take a turn for the worst.
Schroeder reminds relieved Oregon...
Late Sunday night the news started to break that Oregon Head Coach Chip Kelly was in heavy talks with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The lure to the NFL for college coaches is one that exists. For some it's money, for some it's the thought of succeeding at the highest level of their sport, for some it's the competition and for some it's simply an out from the situation...
What you see above are two versions of this morning's front page of the Register-Guard of Eugene, Ore. No, that's not an error, nor is it a do-over on a report that wound up reaching the masses. A source told the newspaper last night that Kelly, 34-6 in three seasons as the University of Oregon's football coach, had accepted an offer to jump to the NFL to coach the Bucs...
Over the weekend, the news broke that the Glazers secretly interviewed Chip Kelly for the Bucs’ head coaching position. And now, according to Rick Stroud, they are finalizing the deal.
Kelly would make the jump from college to the NFL if a financial agreement can be reached, Portland’s KGW-TV reported Sunday night.
Bucs general manager Mark Dominik said he has no plans to travel...
USA Today and KGW8 are reporting the Buccaneers will hire Chip Kelly as their head coach
TAMPA — The coaching search may be over. KGQ, Portland’s NBC affiliate, is reporting that the Oregon Ducks head coach is on his way to rejoining his old running back LeGarrette Blount as the head coach of the Buccaneers.
USA Today is also reporting the story along with the Tampa Times.
"Uhh... on second thought... NO."
Hours after the twitterverse exploded with news of the Buccaneers offering their head coaching job to Chip Kelly, the Oregon head coach has decided to stay in Eugene and pass on Tampa’s offer.
Just hours ago things looked dramatically different, with all indications pointing to Kelly becoming Raheem Morris’ replacement. However, a lot...
For Oregon fans, Chip Kelly‘s near exit to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers was way, way too close for comfort. While they can now sleep easy in knowing they have their offensive guru for at least another season, the anxiety that comes with having a hot commodity coach will surely reappear at some point in the near…
Just how close was Oregon's Chip Kelly from becoming the new head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sunday night? After confirming from a source in the athletic department that Kelly had accepted the job, the Eugene Register-Guard was forced to literally stop the presses when he changed his mind:
Another indication: By midnight Pacific time, Oregon was already lining up its...