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Report: Bucs, Kelly hope to reach deal within next 24-48 hours

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The report from KGW has sparked a chase for confirmation of the notion that Oregon coach Chip Kelly is close to coming to terms with the Buccaneers.

Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times gets the prize.

Per Stroud, a “secret meeting” between Kelly and the Bucs has the two sides hopeful that a deal can be worked out within 24-48 hours.

College coaches can’t flirt with jobs like this, especially since the pursuit almost always occurs during recruiting season.  If Kelly isn’t leaving Oregon, he needs to do some immediate damage control in order to hold together his class of incoming freshmen.

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41 Responses to “Report: Bucs, Kelly hope to reach deal within next 24-48 hours”
  1. trbowman says: Jan 22, 2012 9:27 PM

    I bet this turns out poorly.

    Should’ve hired Marty.

  2. FinFan68 says: Jan 22, 2012 9:27 PM

    If a reporter is reporting that the meeting took place and adds what was discussed, the meeting was not secret

  3. banderson005 says: Jan 22, 2012 9:30 PM

    Wow … It would be great to see his offense in the NFL

  4. BuccaneerBloodline23 says: Jan 22, 2012 9:32 PM

    Have we forgotten how this guy abandoned, what was Pitt Pirates to leave for Notre Dame.
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    I made a mistake guys. It was Brian Kelly not Chip Kelly who left left Cincy for Notre Dame. If Chip can do the job then go Team Chip Kelly. My bad I got that one wrong sorry ok.

  5. patfic15 says: Jan 22, 2012 9:32 PM

    I just don’t understand this franchise.

  6. biggyd33 says: Jan 22, 2012 9:33 PM

    Why not go for someone like mike Gundy or Greg sciano if the BUCS were looking for a college coach? At least they know what the forward pass looks like

  7. arizonapetdoctor says: Jan 22, 2012 9:33 PM

    This makes USC fans very happy

  8. cmr73 says: Jan 22, 2012 9:39 PM

    Is Chip running to the NFL to see if his offense can work in the pros or his he running from the NCAA???

  9. ronswansonsdinner says: Jan 22, 2012 9:39 PM

    Carroll and Harbaugh have had success so far from College to the NFL. They also ran pro-style offenses. Bucs going all in with this hire. Hopefully he brings in a good staff.

  10. rhinojr says: Jan 22, 2012 9:39 PM

    can you say NCAA SANCTIONS for Oregon???!!!!

    I bet they are coming

  11. bucforever says: Jan 22, 2012 9:40 PM

    We may see Blount reunited with his old coach. I hope there is no hard feelings because of the sucker punch incident after the loss at Boise State. Blount may want to find a new team soon .

  12. moneymike23 says: Jan 22, 2012 9:40 PM

    Isn’t Oregon under investigation??? Looks like he’s trying to bolt before the sanctions.

  13. ern215 says: Jan 22, 2012 9:54 PM

    legarrette blount and chip kelly have a excellent relationship

  14. rpiotr01 says: Jan 22, 2012 9:58 PM

    Big time NCAA coaches go to the NFL for two reasons: 1.) they are egomaniacs who chase power and money; or 2.) their school is about to get smacked with NCAA sanctions.

    I think this is a case of the latter.

  15. supremeomega says: Jan 22, 2012 9:58 PM

    Colts hire Tressel and then you have three coaches who left their program in the toilet making 2x money…

    Only in America!

  16. bucforever says: Jan 22, 2012 10:00 PM

    Seriously, what about the promise of an “experienced ” coach? Chip Kelly has no NFL experience at all. Are we in for another on the job training fiasco?

  17. mcjon22 says: Jan 22, 2012 10:11 PM

    If you’re going to get a college coach, is Chip Kelly really the best option???

  18. nflovercollegefb says: Jan 22, 2012 10:12 PM

    I don’t see this working out long term, Bucs fans, pray this doesn’t happen.

  19. siefkes says: Jan 22, 2012 10:16 PM

    I’ve heard on other boards that the Duck’s will target Tony Dungy among others as a replacement. Dungy has been close to the Duck’s program and his son plays for the team.

  20. lbijake says: Jan 22, 2012 10:17 PM

    @ronswanson…..

    Pete Carroll is 47-49 as HC in NFL. Made playoffs twice, last time with a losing record. Not really a ringing endorsement for college coach going pro.

  21. dukemaster says: Jan 22, 2012 10:22 PM

    Blount came back and played the rest of the season. Why would there be hard feelings!

  22. sensiblebuc says: Jan 22, 2012 10:25 PM

    Bummed.

  23. someidiotfromouthereintheprojects says: Jan 22, 2012 10:34 PM

    i view this as a ballsy hire. boom or bust, like the harbaugh hire last year. as a bucs rival i dig it. it isn’t some premature joker or an AARP member. intriguing is a good thing, and an explosive offense is scary. welcome to the nfc south!!!

  24. mwcarolina says: Jan 22, 2012 10:40 PM

    If Chip can do the job then go Team Chip Kelly. My bad I got that one wrong sorry ok.
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    it’s cool, but it will be a different scheme then we have seen.

  25. cappa662 says: Jan 22, 2012 10:47 PM

    He will fail miserably in the nfl. I smell nick saban / Bobby petrino all over this hire.

  26. dg0122 says: Jan 22, 2012 10:49 PM

    gettin while the gettins good—its about to hit the fan in oregon

  27. raysfaninsrq says: Jan 22, 2012 10:58 PM

    College coaches who move to the NFL are a mixed bag. Some have been successful, while many have not… I think the primary reason for lack of success is not knowing who they’re dealing with. College players are a bunch of doe eyed kids, they’re like puppies that want nothing more than to please their master and in order to have even the slightest chance of making it to the NFL have to prove their worth. NFL players have made it (at least they think they have) and IMHO are vastly a bunch of prima donas who think the fans and the NFL owe them. Dealing with or managing the latter is not something most college coaches can just jump into. This is why the best NFL coaches are built from within.

    If Kelly is hired, I as a Bucs fan am truly hopeful he can make the transition and is successful. I have my doubts, but Kelly can’t possibly be any worse than the other geriatric and has-been NFL coaches which have been interviewed.

  28. reggiebush25 says: Jan 22, 2012 11:08 PM

    Bucs are 59mil under the cap..they are cheapscapes!!!!! Bring on TEBOW…

  29. herbertjablonski says: Jan 22, 2012 11:10 PM

    does that mean we’ll start seeing those wacky play-calling cardboards?

  30. bbtls says: Jan 22, 2012 11:12 PM

    I agree with the guy earlier… I just don’t get this franchise. As a life long fan I wanted to see discipline and defense brought back to the bay area in a division with offensive powerhouses.

    I just do not agree with this move.

  31. daknight93 says: Jan 22, 2012 11:15 PM

    chip kelly…really, I can’t imagine josh freeman playing fast pace in his offense..
    Tampa Bay Ducks=Yuck!

  32. rollerino1 says: Jan 23, 2012 2:11 AM

    If this is true, Bucs front office will look like geniuses …………..or idiots. Maybe no established NFL coaches want to work for this team right now.

  33. txnative61 says: Jan 23, 2012 2:36 AM

    Think it will make all Pac 12 coaches happy. Harbaugh’s success resulted from being an NFL quarterback, having a Brother coaching an NFL team, the style of play in the Pac 12. That style seems to translate to the NFL better than most, but it will be a difficult transition for Kelly.

  34. zzr600guy says: Jan 23, 2012 2:52 AM

    He’s probably trying to escape NCAA sanctions. This is a bad move by the bucs, his spread offense wont work in the NFL. Should’ve hired Marty, Billick, or even Del Rio.

  35. ogre2010 says: Jan 23, 2012 4:30 AM

    Chip should try and get Tim Tebow to run his college offense

  36. lolb23 says: Jan 23, 2012 6:41 AM

    This makes a ton of sense considering the Bucs are about as good as a college team right now.

  37. tatum064 says: Jan 23, 2012 6:58 AM

    24-48 hours before being investigated for NCAA violations. He may be bolting just before Oregon is hit with sanctions.

    Way to go Bucs…from Schottenheimer, to Chip Kelly

    This is an upgrade from “Youngry”?

  38. tatum064 says: Jan 23, 2012 7:00 AM

    bucforever says:
    Jan 22, 2012 9:40 PM
    We may see Blount reunited with his old coach. I hope there is no hard feelings because of the sucker punch incident after the loss at Boise State. Blount may want to find a new team soon .

    =============

    He was probably on the way out, regardless, he was garbage when he came back from injury.

    Marty Schottenheimer mightve been perfect, a guy who has coached underdogs before, knows defense, and knows how to put together a decent staff – this thing may really blow up in the Bucs faces. They may need to pump the brakes a little.

  39. tatum064 says: Jan 23, 2012 7:03 AM

    herbertjablonski says:
    Jan 22, 2012 11:10 PM
    does that mean we’ll start seeing those wacky play-calling cardboards?
    =================

    Screw that, break out the metallic silver-surfer Buc helmets!!! Those things were outrageous!!!

  40. nottosmart says: Jan 23, 2012 9:11 AM

    Not going to happen! It is all over the Tampa newspapers and on the Sports Talk Radio shows that Kelly balked last night and is staying put!

  41. goddamnthatsfunny says: Jan 23, 2012 10:39 AM

    Smart of him to back out

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