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Bettors Are Convinced Chip Kelly Will Be Tennessee's Next Coach

Vegas seems to be convinced that the former Oregon coach is bound for Knoxville.

Chip Kelly was listed as the favorite to become the next head coach of Tennessee's football program by the oddsmakers earlier this week.

The bettors seem to agree.

According to ESPN's Todd Furham, the former Oregon/NFL coach has received the most bets to take over the Volunteers' program.

ESPN's Paul Finebaum says he's talked to Kelly, now an analyst for ESPN, about the Tennessee opening.

He's not giving away much.

“It’s an awkward kabuki dance every Sunday morning about 7:15 when I bump into him,” Finebaum said on WJOX 94.5 FM today, “because I have the same response wherever I have previously been, I say ‘Chip, I was in Knoxville yesterday, saw a lot of signs with your name on it. Anything new?’ He says, ‘Haven’t gotten a call yet.’

“I mean, I’ve talked to him. I don’t want to speak for him because I don’t know him that well… I think he clearly wants to coach. He’s up there (at ESPN) studying college football, and I do believe he will be back very quickly.”

Watching Kelly in the SEC would be a lot of fun.