PORTLAND -- University of Oregon football coach Chip Kelly is close to signing a deal with the NFL, a source says.
Kelly is reportedly in the process of finalizing a deal that would make him the head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
A source close to the situation told KGW Kelly will make the jump to the NFL if he can come to terms on a contract.
Kelly has been Oregon's head coach for three years, winning the conference title in all three, reaching three straight BCS games. The crowning achievement coming three weeks ago, when the Ducks won their first Rose Bowl game in 95 years.