Oregon football coach Chip Kelly is a wanted man, and if he wants it, he will be on a NFL sideline somewhere in 2013.
Reports state that Kelly will have sit down interviews with Cleveland Browns, Philadelphia Eagles and Buffalo Bills about their open head coaching jobs.
Neither the clubs nor Kelly’s camp have spoken publicly about the scheduled interviews.
The meetings will likely occur in the Phoenix area, where Kelly and the Ducks are currently stationed, from Friday through the weekend.
Members of the Bills’ front office were there Wednesday to interview former Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt. Same with the Browns’ staff, which spoke to Cardinals defensive coordinator Ray Horton about their open job. The Eagles’ front office was to head to the area late this week.
Kelly’s innovative offensive schemes have suitors, namely Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie thinking his style is ahead of the curve in the NFL, which has seen plenty of read-option and college-like schemes infiltrate their playbooks.
Speculation about Kelly’s future at Oregon has swirled since he flirted with the Buccaneers job last winter before staying in his current job.