After a back-and-forth 48 hours where he was heading to Cleveland and then to Philadelphia, Chip Kelly could be staying at the University of Oregon, according to at least two reports on Twitter on Sunday morning.
Don’t rule out Chip Kelly staying at Oregon. In fact, I’d say, after sniffing around more, there’s just as much a chance he stays than goes.
— Jeff McLane (@Jeff_McLane) January 6, 2013
NFLN’s Mike Lombardi, a #Browns GM candidate and friend of Chip Kelly’s, speculated on air few times this a.m. that Chip might stay @ Oregon
— Mary Kay Cabot (@MaryKayCabot) January 6, 2013
The Philadelphia Inquirer’s Jeff McLane got the rumor mill heated up with his tweet, speculating there’s as much of a chance Kelly stays at Oregon as his reported leap to the NFL. And The Plain Dealer’s Mary Kay Cabot followed up with a report from Michael Lomardi, also a candidate for the Browns executive opening, that Kelly might lean toward staying in school.
NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport followed up to McLane’s tweet in saying that this could be unlikely, considering the NCAA sanctions the Oregon program is likely to face in the near future.
The one thing I would say about Chip Kelly possibly heading back to #Oregon: Likely NCAA sanctions await. Would he stick through that?
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 6, 2013
With Doug Marrone locked into a deal with the Buffalo Bills, it’s likely to be a continued scramble on Twitter for all possible breaking news related to Chip Kelly. We’ll keep you updated with all of the latest reports we see. Stay tuned to WFNY.
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