Chip Kelly Forgoes NFL & Returns To Coach Oregon Ducks For 2013

Three days after winning the Fiesta Bowl over the Kansas State Wildcats, Oregon Ducks football head coach Chip Kelly decided to stay in the collegiate level and keep the “Quack Quack” alive. Rumors were in the air before and after the Fiesta Bowl that Kelly was in talks with the Cleveland Browns and Philadelphia Eagles to take their vacant head coach positions but both teams sensed indecisiveness from Chip not feeling comfortable with the rosters both teams had.

The Ducks were just one regular season win shy of making it back to the BCS title game but had to settle with a bowl game against Kansas State. In his tenure with Oregon, Chip’s gone 46-7 in four seasons with a Rose & Fiesta Bowl win and even a BCS National Championship Game appearance in 2011 where they lost to Cam Newton and the Auburn Tigers by three points as his quest for the crystal ball trophy continues.

Last year, Kelly had the same outcome with flirting with potential NFL head coaching jobs as he was in talks with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers but for the second consecutive year, we saw the same outcome. We hope next year, this Favre-like decision making doesn’t happen again. Chip’s expected to face NCAA sanctions as the school is under investigation for illegal recruiting.

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