University of Oregon football coach Chip Kelly told a highly placed UO source late Sunday night that he has reversed course and decided to turn down an offer from the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The source told The Register-Guard earlier Sunday night that Kelly had reached an agreement to become Tampa Bay’s head coach. “It’s done,” the source said.
Just before midnight, Kelly changed his mind, telling the source: “I’m staying.”
A second UO source confirmed that Kelly is staying.
Kelly told one assistant coach Sunday night that he had been offered the Tampa Bay job, but Kelly told him he wasn’t certain what he would do.
AdamJude_RG Adam Jude A second UO source tells me Chip is staying.
AdamJude_RG Adam JudeBREAKING: Chip Kelly changes his mind, tells a highly placed UO source: "I'm staying." 28 minutes ago
For the 1 day we had him, I thought he was great!