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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.
The are-you-going-to-the-NFL questions haven't let up in the five days since and only figure to pick up after seven coaches were fired Monday.
Deflection has been Kelly's defense since the rumors started and it was no different after all those NFL openings cropped up.
''I've got a game to play,'' Kelly said during the Fiesta Bowl's media day on Monday. ''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.''
Kelly has been an intriguing candidate for NFL teams for a few years.
The 49-year-old coach is known as an offensive innovator and his fast-paced, high-scoring offense has led to the most successful str...
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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...
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...
Oregon's Chip Kelly appears to be near the top of the Browns' coaching wish list.
According to several reports, Cleveland's CEO Joe Banner is in Arizona and intends to interview Kelly, who is preparing the Ducks to play in Thursday's Fiesta Bowl. Kelly has been courted by NFL teams in the past and came close to taking Tampa Bay's job last year. Kelly has deflected...
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...
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...
The Cleveland Browns have targeted Chip Kelly as their top candidate to fill the team's head-coaching vacancy, according to multiple reports. New Browns chief executive officer Joe Banner traveled to Arizona on Tuesday to interview Kelly, CBSSports.com reported. The Oregon coach is preparing the Ducks to face Kansas State on Thursday night in the Fiesta Bowl. While in Arizona...
Executives from the Browns are in Arizona to interview Oregon head coach Chip Kelly on Friday, according to ESPN.
The report may be unsubstantiated, though, according to Jeff McLane. McLane says that ESPN was sourcing other reports and that the original report can’t be found.
Jason La Canfora tweeted last night that Browns president Joe Banner was in Arizona and added that the...
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.
Kelly would bring his run...
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
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.
A person familiar with the Bills' search said Friday that the team is still scheduled to interview McCoy in Denver on Saturday. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the team has...