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Ex-Eagles and 49ers coach Chip Kelly has joined ESPN as an NFL and college football analyst.
Kelly auditioned for a job with FOX Sports back in March, but obviously didn't land it. He'll join the Worldwide Leader in Sports as it overhauls its on-air talent. Kelly interviewed for the Jaguars' head-coaching gig over the winter and was connected to the team as its OC after Doug Marrone got the head job. There were also whispers Kelly could join Alabama to replace Steve Sarkisian as OC. None of it worked out, and Kelly will take a break from coaching to join the media. Fri, May 26, 2017 10:19:00 AM

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Ex-49ers coach Chip Kelly reportedly auditioned for a broadcasting job with FOX last week.

FOX has a hole to fill after losing John Lynch. Kelly wore out his welcome in the NFL head-coaching ranks, but he flirted with offensive coordinator vacancies after the season, only to get beaten out for the Falcons' OC job by Steve Sarkisian. Kelly taking a broadcaster position would keep him in the public eye. Kelly should land an NFL coordinator or college head-coaching job down the line.
Thu, Mar 2, 2017 08:33:00 PM

According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, ex-49ers coach Chip Kelly would have a "real chance" at the Falcons' offensive coordinator job if QBs coach Matt LaFleur departs.

LaFleur is being pursued by the Rams and 49ers, who both have vacancies at offensive coordinator. LaFleur has connections to both teams after working with Rams coach Sean McVay in Washington and presumptive Niners coach Kyle Shanahan in both Washington and Atlanta. If LaFleur bolts, Kelly would immediately vault to the top of Atlanta's list of OC candidates. RapSheet reports the Falcons would prefer to keep their current system in place rather than transitioning to the fast-paced, no-huddle scheme Kelly is known for.
Sun, Feb 5, 2017 11:52:00 AM

Jay Glazer of FOX Sports reports the Falcons will look at Chip Kelly to replace likely-departing OC Kyle Shanahan.

Shanahan is fully expected to become the 49ers' next head coach, leaving the Falcons with a vacancy at coordinator. Kelly was a serious candidate for the Jaguars' coordinator job and will reportedly meet with Bill Belichick about a position with the Patriots. Switching to Kelly's scheme would be a risk for the most potent attack in the league, but it is reasonable to believe Kelly will have much more success if he is allowed to just focus on the offensive side of the ball. Even so, the Falcons would be wise to look for some continuity with their next coordinator.
Sun, Jan 22, 2017 02:29:00 PM

ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports Chip Kelly will meet with Bill Belichick after missing out on the Jaguars' offensive coordinator job.

Kelly was believed to be a strong candidate for the coordinator job in Jacksonville, but coach Doug Marrone decided to stick with long-time ally Nathanial Hackett. That leaves Kelly without a job, but Mortensen thinks New England is a "logical landing spot." Kelly and Belichick have a long-standing football relationship which goes back to Kelly's time at Oregon. It would not be surprising to see him land there.
Source: ESPN
Sat, Jan 21, 2017 12:08:00 PM

NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports there's a "good chance" Chip Kelly is named the Jaguars' offensive coordinator.

Per Rapsheet, Kelly went into his interview expecting an offer, and has some "assistant hires ready." Kelly has been adamant he wants to remain in the NFL rather than turn tail and head back to college. Serving as a coordinator would be the best way to rehabilitate his brand at this point. He could be an awkward fit with fellow offensive mind Doug Marrone, who fancies himself a Bill Parcells-type. Kelly would have many more pieces to work with than he did in San Francisco.
Mon, Jan 16, 2017 02:54:00 PM

1010 XL Jacksonville's Hays Carlyon reports ex-49ers and Eagles coach Chip Kelly is in Jacksonville on Monday, "presumably" interviewing for the Jaguars' offensive coordinator vacancy.

NFL.com's Ian Rapoport confirmed the news. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported over the weekend that Kelly had interviewed to replace Gus Bradley before the Jags settled on Doug Marrone. Perhaps the talk was more about if Kelly would be willing to swallow his pride and lead an offense. For his part, Kelly told FOX's Jay Glazer earlier this month he would indeed be open to coordinating work. Kelly has been adamant he wants to remain in the NFL, and not return to college.
Mon, Jan 16, 2017 01:14:00 PM

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Jaguars interviewed former 49ers coach Chip Kelly for their head-coaching vacancy before ultimately choosing Doug Marrone.

The Jaguars also considered Harold Goodwin, Josh McDaniels and Mike Smith before staying in house and promoting Marrone to the full-time job. This is the first team we've seen Kelly linked to since getting axed by the Niners earlier this month. Most of the league's coordinator positions have already been filled, though the Falcons or Patriots could have an opening if either Kyle Shanahan or McDaniels leaves to coach the 49ers. Kelly is known to be close with Patriots coach Bill Belichick.
Sun, Jan 15, 2017 11:49:00 AM

Ex-49ers and Eagles coach Chip Kelly said he wants to remain in the NFL, and would even be open to a coordinating job.

The initial assumption had been that Kelly would likely lick his wounds and return to the NCAA, but that's apparently not the case. Kelly's NFL suitability has grown increasingly questionable with each passing season, but perhaps he'd be better off simply focusing on the nuts and bolts of offense. It seems unlikely. A high-wattage coaching personality, Kelly could likely only latch on with an established head man not worried about any potential usurpers on his staff.
Tue, Jan 3, 2017 04:05:00 PM

49ers fired HC Chip Kelly.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Saturday that the 49ers were likely to fire both Kelly and GM Trent Baalke and now they've done just that. Kelly didn't have much to work with in San Francisco but two wins over the lowly Rams wasn't enough to keep him employed. The 49ers struggled on both sides of the ball under Kelly and featured one of the worst run defenses of all-time. After failed stints in Philadelphia and San Francisco, it's safe to say Kelly won't be getting another head coaching job in the NFL anytime soon. The Niners have fired their head coach in three straight seasons beginning with Jim Harbaugh at the end of 2014. Pushing Harbaugh out was their first mistake.
Sun, Jan 1, 2017 09:41:00 PM

Jay Glazer of FOX Sports reports Chip Kelly has yet to be informed about his future with the 49ers.

GM Trent Baalke has already been told he will be fired, but Kelly is still in the dark. Glazer reports Kelly will meet with ownership after the season finale on Sunday. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Sunday morning Kelly is expected to be let go.
Sun, Jan 1, 2017 12:35:00 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the 49ers are expected to fire Chip Kelly after the season.

The 49ers are making "sweeping changes," with GM Trent Baalke also on his way out. Kelly was initially expected to survive his first season but San Francisco is cleaning house. Both firings could be announced as soon as Sunday. Kelly had some of the worst personnel in San Francisco, but his scheme has been badly exposed the last two years. Kelly could ultimately be forced back into the college level.
Sat, Dec 31, 2016 09:27:00 PM

Ex-Oregon coach Mark Helfrich said he tried to convince Chip Kelly to return to the program when he (correctly) thought his job was in danger late in the season.

"When you start thinking of your assistants and all the support staff and all those people," Helfrich said, "if he were to come back here, some of those people would be saved." Kelly obviously declined, and he reiterated Wednesday he plans to remain the coach of the 49ers. Still, rumors of a Eugene return will not die down until Oregon fills the job.
Source: ESPN
Sat, Dec 3, 2016 10:20:00 AM

Numerous coaches told ESPN's Adam Caplan that Chip Kelly's offense was the "easiest to prepare for" in the NFL last season.

Caplan's remark came in response to an article penned by Smart Football's Chris Brown breaking down Kelly's offense and why it is "fundamentally broken," a must-read accessible at the link below. Brown noted that Kelly has failed to adjust to NFL nuances, among many other flaws. Kelly's offenses got progressively worse in Philadelphia and the 2016 version looked putrid this preseason. Currently sporting the NFL's worst assembly of skill-position players, Kelly is facing an uphill climb in San Francisco, to put it mildly.
Source: The Ringer
Fri, Sep 9, 2016 01:34:00 PM

49ers coach Chip Kelly could target Browns OC John DeFilippo as his offensive coordinator.

The Browns have yet to let DeFilippo out of his contract, but the 49ers have interest based on his ties to Kelly and CEO Jed York. In many respects, DeFilippo made wine out of water this season in Cleveland considering the Browns' talent deficiencies. The San Francisco Chronicle also speculates Kelly could bring Eagles DC Billy Davis to replace Eric Mangini.
Fri, Jan 15, 2016 06:30:00 PM

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