Inside The Bills

Kelly plays coy after Fiesta Bowl

Posted by Chris Brown on January 4, 2013 – 7:07 am

There was a horde of reporters eager to map out Oregon coach Chip Kelly’s next move following his team’s 35-17 victory in the Fiesta Bowl last night. The only problem was Kelly wasn’t going to give up any information in his postgame press conference.

“I’ve said I’ll always listen and that’s what I’ll do,” Kelly said when asked about NFL teams interested in interviewing him for their head coaching jobs. “I’ll listen and we’ll see.”

Kelly is reportedly scheduled to interview with the Bills and Browns today (Friday) in Arizona.

Kelly said he’s not looking to go in with a set of prerequisites to determine what the right fit might or could be. It sounds as if he’s just going to keep an open mind and listen to what the Bills, Browns and Eagles have to offer.

“That’s part of what this whole thing is. It’s more of a fact-finding mission than finding out if it fits or doesn’t fit,” Kelly said. “I’ve been in one interview in my life for the National Football League and that was a year ago so I don’t really have any preconceived notions about it. I think that’s what this deal is all about for me.”

Kelly interviewed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and was offered the job, but turned it down.

One thing Kelly did make clear is he wants to wrap up the courting of his coaching services in short order.

“I want to get it wrapped up quickly and figure out where I’m going to be,” he said.


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