Chip Kelly was a star on the rise. A highly sough after coach, a “mad genius,” he left Oregon after having coached them to their peak in search of green pastures on the biggest stage. He fails to produce a winner in Philadelphia and was fired.
He failed to produce a winner in San Francisco and was fired. Now he is on the hunt for a new job.
There was some speculation that Kelly might fill the void left by Steve Sarkisian at Alabama. Sarkisian, who was supposed to be the replacement for Lane Kiffin who left to coach FAU, took the same position at the NFL level with the Atlanta Falcons.
That leaves a very enticing vacancy at the premiere program in the country, but Kelly doesn’t appear interested.
Give Kelly credit, earlier in the season when there were reports that he was in talks to return to Oregon as their new head coach, he denied them vehemently. It appears that he is uninterested in returning to the college ranks, but if he does, only as a head coach.
It’s still early in the offseason, but most of the jobs available have been filled. Kelly might be looking at a situation where he can either take a job that he feels he is overqualified for, or watch football from his living room this season.