Tony Grossi of ESPNCleveland.com is reporting that it looks like Oregon Head Coach Chip Kelly will be the Browns new head coach:
I think it’s all over. Barring a setback to the Browns, Chip Kelly is the next coach. I think it’s going to be a Chip Kelly, Joe Banner, Michael Lombardi front office. If something would collapse, it would be a surprise. This thing may have been locked up earlier than today.
If Kelly does come to NFL, he’ll undoubtedly look to incorporate his high-tempo spread offense that has made the Ducks one of the top rushing offenses in college football, as well as one of highest-scoring offenses. I for one am very excited to watch Kelly’s dynamic offense go up against a Mike Zimmer-coached defense. That is if Zim doesn’t take a head coach elsewhere.
The Browns and at least two other NFL teams were expected to interview Kelly following Thursday night’s Fiesta Bowl win over Kansas State.