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Report: Chip Kelly Signs Multiyear Deal With ESPN As College Football And NFL Analyst

Chip Kelly speaking as the head coach of the 49ers.

Chip Kelly's next job won't be as a coach.

Chip Kelly will not be a head coach during the 2017 season. According to college football analyst Ralph Russo, Chip Kelly will not be in coaching in the immediate future.

Why? Because he just signed a multiyear deal with ESPN to become a studio analyst for the Worldwide Leader.

From Russo's report:

Former Oregon coach Chip Kelly is joining ESPN as a studio analyst next season.

ESPN announced Friday it has signed Kelly to a multiyear deal.

Kelly will primarily be part of Saturday pregame, halftime and wrap-up shows on ESPN2. He will also provide NFL analysis on Sundays during SportsCenter.

Known as one of the most cerebral minds in football, Kelly will be able to provide plenty of analysis for ESPN, but one question remains. Does he have the charisma to succeed in an on-camera environment? We'll get the chance to see that soon enough.

Kelly most recently was the head coach of the San Francisco 49ers, but was fired after a 2-14 season. He went 26-21 in three seasons with the Eagles after a wildly successful stint with the Oregon Ducks where he compiled a 46-7 record and an appearance in the BCS title game.

[AP]