Thursday, January 3, 2013

Oregon to tap Mark Helfrich if Chip Kelly leaves

Oregon to tap Mark Helfrich if Chip Kelly leaves: "If Chip Kelly's last game at Oregon is the Fiesta Bowl, the Ducks have their next coach.

Offensive coordinator Mark Helfrich will be promoted to head coach if Kelly jumps to the NFL, according to a person with direct knowledge of the school's plans. This person spoke to USA TODAY Sports on condition of anonymity because Kelly is still the Ducks' coach.

No one knows how long that will be the case, though. Oregon plays Kansas State in the Fiesta Bowl tonight in Glendale, Ariz., and Kelly hasn't revealed his plans after that. But as previously reported by USA TODAY Sports, Kelly is scheduled to interview with the Cleveland Browns, Philadelphia Eagles and Buffalo Bills. Oregon officials anticipate Kelly, who flirted heavily with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers almost a year ago, will move to the NFL someday – and most likely very soon."

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