USC has reached out to Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly about becoming its next head coach, per a tweet from NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport, who also mentioned the Tennessee Titans as having interest.
This would certainly shake up the landscape, as Kelly is in his third season as coach of the Eagles and his first with full control of the roster. But it has not worked out in Philly so far, with the Eagles at 4-7 and out of the playoff race. There have been no reports about his job being in jeopardy, but one can’t help but wonder if Kelly will run out of chances since the team has not really taken a significant step forward since his arrival from Oregon in 2013, though the Eagles were 10-6 in his first two years at the helm.
What’s significant about USC reaching out, though, is Kelly’s ties to both the college game and the Pac-12. He coached Oregon to a 46-7 record over four seasons and three Pac-12 titles, including a trip to the national championship game in 2010, and earned a reputation as one of the best offensive coaches in the game. Needless to say, returning to the collegiate level could end up being hard to turn down on his end.
Kelly himself has denied interest in the job several times, but stay tuned to Campus Sports for further updates on this story!
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