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Chip Kelly Has No Interest Returning To College, ESPN's Adam Schefter Reports

Chip Kelly speaks as the head coach of the San Francisco 49ers.

Chip Kelly.

Oregon might be looking for a new head football coach soon.

ESPN's Darren Rovell reported on Saturday that famous Oregon booster Phil Knight, Nike's founder, is willing to spend $10 million/season on a new football coach. He's getting up there in age and desperately wants a national title, Rovell says.

Who might Oregon be willing to pay $10 million/year to?

Perhaps former Ducks' head coach Chip Kelly?

Maybe, but ESPN's Adam Schefter says that Kelly has no interest in returning to the college game - Oregon or elsewhere.

From ESPN:

Sources close to Chip Kelly have told ESPN's Adam Schefter that the 49ers' head coach is not just paying lip service to the idea that he isn't interested to returning to his former Oregon coaching job or any college job, despite speculation to the contrary.

They say Kelly is staying with San Francisco, through the thick and thins of this challenging season.

Kelly, 52, went 46-7 in four years at Oregon, winning 12 games in each of his final three years.

As an NFL head coach, he's 27-27.

[ESPN]