(NEW YORK) — It appears the Ducks will still have their head man.
According to league sources, Chip Kelly will turn down NFL offers and return as head coach of the Oregon Ducks.
Kelly, who most recently led Oregon to a Fiesta Bowl win over Kansas State, had been one of the most highly sought after head coaches in football.
The Cleveland Browns and Philadelphia Eagles met with Kelly, and the Buffalo Bills were another team interested in Kelly’s services earlier in the weekend. Cleveland could not strike a deal with him by Sunday morning and decided to re-ignite their coaching search.
The Ducks have been one of college football’s best teams during Kelly’s tenure, going 46-7 over the last four years with four appearances in BCS bowl games.
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Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Newswire
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