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Oregon’s Chip Kelly Turns Down Buccaneers Head Coaching Position

After being offered the Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coaching job, and working on a contract to finalize the deal, University of Oregon head coach Chip Kelly has had a change of heart and will remain in his current position, Adam Jude of The Register-Guard reports.

His heart is with college football and Oregon and he’s no longer being considered,” Buccaneers general manager Mark Dominik told theTampa Bay Times on Monday.

The 48-year-old Manchester, New Hampshire native has spent the last five seasons with the Ducks, two as offensive coordinator before taking over as head coach in 2009. Under Kelly, the Ducks are 34-6, including a 1-2 mark in BCS bowl games. Earlier this month, the Ducks won the Rose Bowl for the first time in 95 years.

Kelly signed a six-year, $20.5 million contract extension in 2010 that included a $3.5 million buyout.

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