USC can scratch Chip Kelly off their list for now.
Kelly and Eagles brass wanted to dead any speculation of him leaving Philly after one season to try and resurrect a Trojans program that is spiraling after firing Lane Kiffin.
According to Tim McManus of Birds 24/7, Kelly has made it clear that he’s not interested in the Southern Cal job.
Kelly in USC speculation: "I'm the head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles. Not interested in anything like that."
— Tim McManus (@Tim_McManus) October 3, 2013
“I’m the head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles. I’m very, very excited to be here,” said Kelly. “No entertaining anything like that. I’m here.”
It’s null and void at this point.
Chip Kelly can’t coach a college program for 18 months because of the show cause penalty he was hit with for violating NCAA rules while with Oregon.
Then there’s the contract.
Kelly signed a five-year, $32.5 million deal in January. Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie wouldn’t get into specifics, but lets just say it would be damn expensive for Kelly to get out of his contract.
“We constructed the contract exactly the way we wanted to construct it as an organization. I can’t go into the details, but Chip was willing to go along exactly how we wanted the contract to be.”
There’s that. On to the next rumor my people.