The Philadelphia Eagles fired Chip Kelly after three seasons on Monday, which probably got just much attention in the college football landscape.
Kelly could always pursue another job in the NFL — he said as much Tuesday — but who wouldn’t want to see him back in the college game? Although most of the openings in the FBS have been filled, there are still a few hot seats in the college football ranks that could end up as potential landing spots for Kelly down the road.
Here’s a few prime locations where Kelly could eventually land if he comes back to college:
1 of 5 Texas A&M
Current situation: The Aggies have gone 11-13 in SEC play the last three seasons, and quarterbacks Kyle Allen and Kyler Murray both transferred after the regular season. Kevin Sumlin is feeling some heat heading into the Aggies’ bowl game against Louisville as a result.
Bring Chip in? Kelly could recruit Texas and continue stock-piling talent and build the same high-powered offense that worked at Oregon.
Best part: Kelly in the SEC West. That would add a new dimension to the Aggies’ attempt to start a rivalry with Alabama.