Report: Kelly returning to Oregon

PFW staff
January 7, 2013
Eagles hire Chip Kelly as head coach

For the second year in a row, Chip Kelly flirted with becoming an NFL head coach, but is returning to Oregon.

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Kelly considered becoming the Eagles’ next head coach, but decided to return to Oregon.

On Friday, reported that Kelly was close to becoming the Browns’ next coach. Kelly then reportedly had a long interview with the Eagles on Saturday. He also met with the Bills.

On Sunday, the Browns “walked away” from Kelly because they weren’t certain he was 100 percent committed to leaving Oregon, according to Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer.

Kelly is 46-7 as Oregon’s coach, including a Fiesta Bowl win last Thursday. Last year, Kelly almost became the Buccaneers’ head coach before deciding to stay in the college ranks.