Oregon coach Chip Kelly and the Cleveland Browns wrapped up seven hours of meetings Friday that were characterized as "very positive," though Kelly informed the Browns that he would proceed to interview with the Buffalo Bills and the Philadelphia Eagles, according to team and league sources.
If I was Chip here is how I would play it:
1. Interview with every NFL team that calls and keep getting exposure for Oregon and himself
2. Have a press conference and announce he is staying at Oregon. Renegotiate his contract with leverage and recruit like mad.
3. Become a college football legend and never worry about the drama of coaching in the NFL and collect a lot of $ in the process.
Let the record show only two coaches in history have won a national championship and a super bowl, Jimmy Johnson and Barry Switzer. Kelly doesn't even have a National Championship, forget a Super Bowl.
He'll join the litany of walk on water college coaches that couldn't make the transition: Steve Spurrior, Nick Saban, Joe Paterno, Bobby Petrino, Dennis Erickson, Rich Brooks and many more all failed.