Kelly to remain the Ducks' head coach
Eugene, OR – Chip Kelly is staying in school.
The Oregon head coach said Monday he's flattered by the interest shown in him by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but he will remain the Ducks' head coach.
"I enjoyed meeting with the Glazer family and General Manager Mark Dominik, but after numerous discussions, I concluded that I have some unfinished business to complete at the University of Oregon," Kelly said in a statement.
Oregon athletic director Rob Mullens said the university granted the NFL team permission to talk to Kelly.
"We are pleased with Coach Kelly's decision to remain as our head coach," Mullens said. "Coach Kelly has provided great leadership and remains committed to building on our position among the elite college football programs in the country."
Kelly has compiled a 34-6 record and won three conference titles at Oregon. The Ducks topped Wisconsin in this year's Rose Bowl after losing to Auburn in the 2011 BCS National Championship Game.
The Buccaneers are looking to fill their head coaching vacancy after dismissing Raheem Morris, who was named the defensive backs coach for the NFL's Washington Redskins on Monday.