After last night’s Fiesta Bowl, Oregon head coach Chip Kelly made it clear in his post-game interview that he wants everything to move along quickly as he tries to figure where he’s going to be coaching next season.
During his post-game press conference Thursday night, Kelly said he has yet to talk to any NFL teams but is planning on meeting with his agent, David Dunn, on Friday.
“I’ve said I’ll always listen and that’s what I’ll do,” Kelly said. “…I’ll listen and we’ll see.”
Kelly said there isn’t a set list of prerequisites he needs to hear from a team to sell him on making a move and that the interview process for him will be more of an information gathering task.
“That’s part of what this whole thing is. It’s more of a fact-finding mission than finding out if it fits or doesn’t fit,” Kelly said. “I don’t really have that answer. I’ve been in one interview in my life for the National Football League and that was a year ago so I don’t really have any preconceived notions about it. I think that’s what this deal is all about for me.”
Whatever decision Kelly makes, he expects it to happen quickly.
“I want to get it wrapped up quickly and figure out where I’m going to be,” Kelly said.
Ideally Kelly needs everything to move along quickly because if he stays at Oregon, he needs to get on the recruiting trail since the recruiting season has now begun.