There were reports floating around that Oregon head coach Chip Kelly is looking for full control of a team in order for him to decide to jump to the NFL. That’s not the case any longer, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network.
Important for teams interested in #Oregon coach Chip Kelly: He would NOT require total control of football ops to take an NFL job, I'm told
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 2, 2013
It seems like to me Kelly put it out there to see if any teams would be willing to give him full control. Sounds like he got a quick response of, “no.”
I still expect Kelly to make the jump to the NFL because of looming NCAA sanctions at Oregon.