Chip Kelly has and will continue to be linked to coaching vacancies all across college football and the NFL.
Add Alabama to the list of schools, too.
The former Oregon and Philadelphia Eagles coach visited with the Alabama coaching staff earlier in the week in Tuscaloosa, Ala., according to ESPN’s Brett McMurphy.
Kelly was fired as the Eagles’ coach right before the team’s Week 17 showdown with the New York Giants, and has since been linked to a number of current NFL coaching vacancies.
In fact, Kelly has also been reportedly connected to some SEC positions as well, including at LSU and Texas A&M.
Whether there’s anything here between Kelly and Alabama remains to be seen, but it’s an interesting match. Nick Saban’s squads have generally utilized pro-style offenses, while Kelly is notorious for his fast-paced, spread-style attacks.
Kelly could have offered up some advice to Alabama on how to deal with hurry-up or fast-paced offenses.
Lane Kiffin currently serves as Alabama’s offensive coordinator, so it’s a bit unclear what kind of role would be carved out for Kelly, should he join the staff. However, the Crimson Tide could make Kelly an offensive assistant and in line to replace Kiffin, who could be a hot head coaching target next year.
Or perhaps it is just a meeting of well-known coaches. We can only wait and see.