Kelly met with Tampa but decides to stay at Oregon
Monday, January 23, 2012
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Oregon head coach Chip Kelly announced Monday that he'll remain with the Ducks though he says he was flattered by the interest shown in him by the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Kelly says in a statement that he enjoyed meeting with the organization, including general manager Mark Dominik, but says that after numerous discussions he decided he had "unfinished business" at Oregon.
The Bucs are searching for a new head coach after firing Raheem Morris after finishing last in the NFC South.
Oregon athletic director Rob Mullens says Oregon granted Tampa Bay permission to talk to Kelly.
Kelly is 34-6 at Oregon and led the Ducks to the 2011 BCS championship game, where they lost to Auburn.