Chip Kelly will coach the Oregon Ducks in 2013.
In what what seemed virtually improbable nearly 72 hours ago, multiple sources confirm this evening that Oregon head coach Chip Kelly will return to coach the Oregon Ducks for at least one more season.
Following the Ducks 35-17 Fiesta Bowl victory over No. 5 Kansas State Thursday night, Kelly entered extensive meetings with both the Cleveland Browns and Philadelphia Eagles in Arizona on Friday and Saturday, respectively. Deals were reportedly close to being struck, but Kelly left Arizona Sunday without an agreed upon contract from either franchise.
ESPN's Adam Schefter first broke the news, saying that Kelly turned down a chance to coach the Eagles in order to remain the head coach at Oregon. Minutes later, The Register-Guard's Rob Moseley reported that University of Oregon sources confirmed that Kelly will return to coach the Ducks next season.
Whether Kelly denying the NFL for a second year in a row ends future flirtations with NFL teams is unknown, but for now, it appears that the fourth year head coach will remain in Eugene for the foreseeable future.
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