Chip Kelly Turned Down the NFL, Will Stay At Oregon For 2013

Chip Kelly wants to finish his business in Eugene. That business may be a national title. The Oregon coach turned down interest from multiple NFL teams and considered joining the Philadelphia Eagles. He will stay with the Ducks, at least through the 2013 season. Lane Kiffin just can’t catch a break.

Kelly is 46-7 in four seasons with Oregon. The Fiesta Bowl win was the Ducks’ fourth-straight BCS bowl trip. Few would doubt the talent is there to maintain, if not enhance their present level of success. The one looming question is a pending NCAA Committee on Infractions hearing. Many thought this would fuel Kelly’s decision to bolt.

We can presume it’s not a matter of if but when Kelly leaves, but his present situation at Oregon is comfortable. NFL jobs come open every year. He can afford to wait for the right one.

[Photo via USA Today Sports]

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