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Fox Sports' Stewart Mandel believes that UCLA and Texas A&M are the most realistic landing spots for Chip Kelly if he returns to the sidelines in 2018.
The analyst also tossed out as possibilities Tennessee, Auburn and Ole Miss from the SEC, and Arizona State from the Pac-12. Kelly was recently hired by ESPN as a studio analyst. May 31 - 4:57 PM
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ESPN hired former Oregon HC Chip Kelly to serve as a college football studio analyst.

"Working in television will allow me to see the game from a different angle; simultaneously, I‘ll provide viewers an insight to the mindset of a coach and team while offering alternative views of various situations," Kelly said in a statement. It will be interesting to see whether Kelly simply uses the 2017 season as a one-off for television before circling back around to coaching. We have seen Urban Meyer -- who worked at ESPN between his gigs at Florida and Ohio State -- and Rich Rodriguez -- who worked at CBS Sports Network between his jobs at Michigan and Arizona -- both use television as a sort of one-year buffer before jumping back into the fray.
May 26 - 5:14 PM

Appearing on the Setting the Edge podcast, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport said Chip Kelly landing at Alabama as OC is "possible, but I'm not sure it is likely."

Rapoport brought up "reclamation projects" Nick Saban has taken, including Steve Sarkisian and Lane Kiffin. The reporter adds some close to Kelly want him to take the year off. Kelly's name was linked to the Falcons' offensive coordinator spot, which was filled by Sarkisian, and then later linked to Alabama's opening. However, it sounds unlikely.
Feb 8 - 6:35 PM

Fox Sports' Bruce Feldman reports a "hunch" that former San Francisco 49ers and Oregon Ducks HC Chip Kelly "wouldn't take Cal."

The Golden Bears could procure Kelly at an enormous financial discount because of what the Eagles and 49ers owe him, but Feldman doesn't think the former Oregon coach will go along with the plan. "If he opts to stay out for the 2017 season, Kelly's going to have many options and that will include at schools much more committed to football than this one," Feldman wrote.
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Jan 9 - 1:06 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that San Francisco 49ers HC Chip Kelly has shown no indication that he is considering a return to the college ranks.

Schefter relays that "[c]olleges that privately have made overtures to Kelly’s representatives have been told in no uncertain terms that Kelly is not interested in going back to school." The 49er's currently sit at 1-7, but at least for the time being, it looks like Chip will be weathering the storm.
Mon, Nov 7, 2016 01:52:00 PM

Philadelphia Eagles HC Chip Kelly indicated that USC has yet to contact him about their open coaching position.

Kelly's name was immediately thrown into the rumor mill following Monday's dismissal of Steve Sarkisian, but the former Oregon coach has vocally attempted to quash rumors. Said Kelly, "A friend of mine is Steve Sarkisian, who is dealing with a big issue right now. I wish him the best. That's how I look at that situation." He also said that he hopes his NFL coaching career trends like that of former Boston College and current New York Giants' HC Tom Coughlin. Coughlin's spent the last 18 years in the NFL.
Thu, Oct 15, 2015 05:33:00 PM

Eagles coach Chip Kelly called reports that he is a candidate for Texas' job "just speculation."

"I'm the coach of the Philadelphia Eagles," Kelly said Monday. "I'm going to prepare for the Bears and prepare for the Cowboys after that. Hopefully, we have an opportunity to go to the playoffs and I'm going to be here for a while." ESPN's Chris Mortensen reported that Texas athletic director Steve Patterson's "A list" of Mack Brown replacements includes Seahawks coach Pete Carroll and Packers coach Mike McCarthy. Most of the NFL has already been linked to the Longhorns' opening, as 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh and Steelers coach Mike Tomlin are also reported candidates. "I really don't know," Kelly said. "I haven't talked to anybody. It's just speculation. I haven't spoken to anybody."
Mon, Dec 16, 2013 03:19:00 PM