By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
On December 4, 2016 at 5:08 pm EST
According to Fox Sports National Football League insider Jay Glazer, Sam Francisco 49ers head coach Chip Kelly is not returning to Oregon. Kelly’s name has been brought up when Mark Helfrich got fired.
The 49ers are 1-11 this season after losing 26-6 on Sunday to the Chicago Bears. It’s gotten so bad that San Francisco had just four passing yards by Colin Kaepernick before he was benched in the fourth quarter to put in Blaine Gabbert.
To hire an NFL coach is going to be tough, as they’d like to have a coach in place this week. However, it would be the first-time an NFL left his post to return to the college game.
In 2007, Bobby Petrino, the then Atlanta Falcons head coach, left his squad to accept the Arkansas Razorbacks head coaching job.
The 49ers are not going anywhere this year — and it’s going to be a while before they’re good again. Kelly had more success with the Ducks than he has had with the 49ers or the Philadelphia Eagles, where he was a head coach for three seasons.
Phil Knight, the co-founder of Nike, is willing to pay as much as $10 million a year for a head coach, according to ESPN’s Darren Rovell in Nov. if he did this, they would be the highest paid coach in college football surpassing Jim Harbaugh, who is making $9 million a year with the Michigan Wolverines.