PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Since Chip Kelly arrived in Philadelphia, the notion has been, if he does leave the Eagles, he will head back to college. Kelly has reportedly insisted that he has no plans of being the big man on campus anymore and wants to remain coaching at the professional level.
According to an ESPN report, Chip Kelly visited with Nick Saban’s Alabama coaching staff earlier this week. The team is preparing for next week’s National Championship Game against No. 1 Clemson.READ MORE: Philadelphia Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw Claims She's Not Resigning, Despite Rumors Saying She Might Become New York City's Top Cop
More than likely, this means nothing. Alabama has Saban and they have Lane Kiffin as their offensive coordinator. Could Kelly consider going to Alabama as anything less than the head coach?READ MORE: Man Shot During Attempted Double Carjacking In Holmesburg Section, Police Say
Offensive Coordinator could be a possibility, but with Kiffin not having the best reputation as a head coach (ask USC…and Tennessee…and the Raiders), he is more than likely not going anywhere anytime soon.MORE NEWS: 'It Would Destroy My Emotions To Not Come Back': Parents, Students Speak Out Against Philadelphia School District's Lottery Process
Kelly has always made a habit of visiting with other head coaches and programs to pick their brains and see what other ideas are floating around out there. Now that Kelly has a lot of free time on his hands, this visit to Alabama was likely just that.