The Tampa Bay Tribune confirmed the report, noting on Sunday that the hope was that the deal would get done within 24 and 48 hours.
Kelly, who currently coaches the son of former Bucs coach Tony Dungy, has only been the head coach of the Ducks for three years, but he's won the conference title each of those seasons and took the team to its first Rose Bowl win in 95 years a few weeks ago.
The Times notes that Kelly, who currently makes $2.8 million annually, according to Yahoo! Sports' Mr. Saturday, and Bucs execs had a secret meeting last week to discuss the position.
But the Eugene Register Guard reports that Kelly has made the decision to not make the move to Florida.
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