There are seven head coaching vacancies in the NFL heading in to the offseason and there is no hotter candidate than Oregon Ducks head coach Chip Kelly. Kelly spoke to the media on Wednesday during his press conference for the Fiesta Bowl, but he refused to provide any hints about his future.
“I don’t expect anything,” Kelly said, “I’m never surprised by anything.”
“I do know what the future holds. I do know we have a football game tomorrow night and I’m going to be there.”
While Kelly is providing no hints about his future, it is being reported that Kelly will be interviewing for three NFL jobs following the Ducks bowl game against Kansas State. The three teams that will interview Kelly are the Philadelphia Eagles, Cleveland Browns and Buffalo Bills.
It has been reported in the past that the Eagles and Browns view Kelly is their top target.
Kelly’s interviews will likely take place in Phoenix following the Fiesta Bowl match up. The Buffalo Bills management is already in Phoenix interviewing members of the Arizona Cardinals coaching staff for their head coaching vacancy and the Eagles are expected to fly out later this week.
It was just a year ago that Kelly flirted with the NFL and nearly took the Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coaching gig. He was close last year but didn’t commit, however, 2013 could be the year we finally see Kelly bring his high-powered offense to the next level.