Chip Kelly won’t be coaching the Philadelphia Eagles next year. Could he instead be coaching in the SEC?
Kelly was fired from his post with Philadelphia on Tuesday.
The former Oregon and Eagles coach could wind up coaching at any of three different SEC teams, according to ESPN.com’s Sheil Kapadia and Adam Rittenberg. There may even be other options that open up as bowl season winds to a close.
Texas A&M, Auburn and LSU could all be in the mix to add Kelly to their coaching staffs in 2016.
Kevin Sumlin’s job may be in jeopardy after a tumultuous couple of weeks in College Station, Texas. Kyler Murray and Kyle both transferred, and after a 5-0 start the Aggies went 3-4 to close out the season.
If the Aggies were to make a coaching chance, Kelly could be a candidate to replace Sumlin, per the report.
Auburn is another SEC team could make a coaching change, as Guz Malzahn did not deliver what should have been a promising season for the Tigers.
Malzahn already has a spread offense in place at Auburn, so it’s a natural fit for Kelly.
LSU did not part ways with Miles, but the coaching staff could still undergo changes.
Current offensive coordinator Cam Cameron has also come under heat, and the addition of Kelly could spark the LSU offense with so much offensive talent.
It is hard to imagine that one of the most successful college coaches in recent memory does not have a job in 2016. Whether it is in the SEC remains to be seen, but there are plenty of landing spots that make sense.