Chip Kelly may be finding a home
Chip Kelly looks like he may be going to the Browns.
Disappointing for me. He was high on my list to at least evaluate. I was hoping Emery was at least going to talk to him to see if he could fit here. He is definitely boom or bust though.
Report: Chip Kelly close to deal to coach Browns
Posted by Michael David Smith on January 4, 2013, 6:06 PM EST
Getty ImagesThe Cleveland Browns are closing in on getting their man.
Oregon coach Chip Kelly is close to a deal to become the Browns’ next head coach, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network is reporting.
Kelly has been the most talked-about coaching candidate in the NFL and was believed to have interviews lined up today with the Eagles and Bills as well as the Browns. He was widely regarded to be the top choice of Browns owner Jimmy Haslam, and Haslam was reportedly willing to spend whatever it would take to acquire Kelly.
We’ve seen in recent days that the deals that are close don’t always get done, and Kelly hasn’t been hired yet. But it appears that the Browns are the leading suitors for a hot coaching candidate whose unconventional approach has worked wonders in college and is now ready to try his system in the NFL.