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Chip Kelly

Team/position: University of Oregon head coach.

Age: 49

Previous NFL head coaching interviews: Kelly was offered Tampa Bay’s job last January but stayed at Oregon. The Buccaneers hired another college head coach in Greg Schiano, whose team is 6-9 after losing five straight games.

Why is Kelly radar-worthy?: Kelly’s lightning-fast offensive approach and innovative schemes have helped revolutionize college football. Some of those same concepts are being used successfully by NFL teams, most notably the New England Patriots. Kelly has a 45-7 record in four seasons at Oregon. Potential NCAA sanctions because of a recruiting scandal could hasten Kelly’s departure to the pros.

Potential fit: Kelly’s name is being closely associated with Philadelphia, although he is expected to have multiple suitors.

Trivia note: Kelly was a defensive assistant for three of his first four years in college coaching, including a one-season coordinator stint at Johns Hopkins in 1993. - Alex Marvez (AP Photo/Don Ryan)

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