The worst-kept secret in the college football coaching world these days is that Chip Kelly may be approaching his final game at the helm of the University of Oregon.
Then it should come as no surprise when NBC Sports' “ProFootballTalk” rather bluntly states:
According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, multiple NFL teams are already checking into Kelly and considering how they could lure him after the season.
At the moment, of course, no NFL teams have job openings available, but suffice to say there are some owners who expect to fire their head coaches when the season ends, and these owners want to be ready to move on Kelly quickly when the time comes.
So what is it about Kelly that makes NFL owners drool at the mention of his name? Why is he the top pro coaching prospect when Nick Saban is not? What makes Kelly a better possibly NFL-bound coach than Saban?