Chip Kelly Reportedly Changes Mind, Will Stay At Oregon

Chip Kelly has reportedly reversed course abruptly, turning down the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to stay at Oregon, this according to Adam Jude of the Oregon Register-Guard. Kelly had reportedly agreed to terms with the Buccaneers to become the team's next head coach -- reported by Jude and confirmed by CBSSports.com -- before the sudden change of heart.

Here's what Jude had to say in a quick blog post detailing the events of the night.

The source told The Register-Guard earlier Sunday night that Kelly had reached an agreement to become Tampa Bay's head coach. "It's done," the source said.

An hour later, Kelly changed his mind, telling the source: "I'm staying."

Kelly has remained silent publicly, despite the swirling rumors and reports of his departure for Tampa Bay. KGW in Portland initial reported Kelly was close to a deal, and the Tampa Bay Times followed by confirming the report from their end. Late Sunday night, Jude and the Register-Guard reported the deal was done.

Now, it appears Kelly is staying at Oregon, if the latest reports are true. We'll be back with more as it becomes available.

Visit SB Nation's Addicted To Quack for the Oregon perspective on Chip Kelly's wild ride, and SB Nation's Bucs Nation for more on the Bucs and their coaching search.

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