Oregon Ducks head coach Chip Kelly decided not to take an NFL head coaching job, ensuring that he'll be in Eugene for at least one more season. Once some players on the team began hearing the news, reactions started to appear on Twitter. Current and former players expressed excitement over the fact that Kelly will remain the Ducks' head coach.
I'm happy for the underclassmen who get to have Chip for another year. I'm a firm believer in what he has to offer as a coach/teacher— Kyle (@Ky1eLong) January 7, 2013
Real surprised Chip is staying at Oregon. Thought he was gone for sure but it's great news for the Ducks tho! We are loaded.#GoDucks— Geoff Schwartz (@GeoffSchwartz76) January 7, 2013
I'm so glad this sweepstakes is over so my TL can be free again 👍— LaMichael James (@LaMichaelJames) January 7, 2013
And yes chip Kelly stays in duck territory !!!!! #Goducks— Jonathan Stewart (@Jonathanstewar1) January 7, 2013
Good form chipper, good form— Carson York (@CarsonYork) January 7, 2013
"@softykjr: Reports Chip Kelly staying at Oregon. I like that. Glad he'll be at the new Husky Stadium when the Ducks lose next year." HAHAHA— Jeff Palmer (@jeffpalmerr) January 7, 2013
Last week, Kelly's departure seemed close to being done, as reports indicated that he was nearing a deal with the Cleveland Browns. He had also gotten interest from the Philadelphia Eagles before ultimately deciding the time was not right for a move to the NFL. Kelly also turned down the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last offseason. He likely will receive more interest from pro franchises following the 2013 season.