[UPDATED] Tampa Bay Buccaneers Will NOT Hire Oregon Coach Chip Kelly as Next Head Coach

Chip Kelly

I take a step outside of my football circle with this post and present to you breaking news that Oregon Ducks head coach Chip Kelly will become the next head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. KGW-TV in Portland is reporting that the Ducks coach is close to joining the Bucs. More details after the jump!

Michael Berk of KGW Sports writes:

Kelly is in the process of finalizing a deal that would make him the head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. A source close to the situation said Kelly will make the jump to the NFL if he can come to terms on a contract.

He goes on to write that the source said the deal “is in its final stages.”

Kelly has support from former Buccaneers head coach, Tony Dungy. Dungy told Mike Florio of ProFootball Talk, that Kelly knows how to motivate people and that he thinks outside of the box.

Kelly has led the Ducks to three consecutive conference titles and three straight BCS game appearances in his three seasons as head coach.

[UPDATED Monday 7:15am]

As of early Monday morning, multiple outlets are reporting that Chip Kelly will NOT take the Buccaneers head coaching vacancy and will remain at Oregon.

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Posted on January 22, 2012, in Blogs, News, Sports, Thee Cody Taylor and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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