ESPN hires Chip Kelly to be college football analyst
Former Oregon coach Chip Kelly is joining ESPN as a studio analyst next season.
ESPN announced Friday it has signed Kelly to a multiyear deal.
Kelly will primarily be part of Saturday pregame, halftime and wrap-up shows on ESPN2. He will also provide NFL analysis on Sundays during SportsCenter.
The 53-year-old Kelly spent the last four seasons in the NFL, coaching the Philadelphia for three years and San Francisco for one. Kelly was fired by the 49ers after going 2–14 last season. He was 26–21 with a playoff appearance for the Eagles.
Before jumping to the NFL, Kelly spent four seasons as Oregon head coach and went 46–7. In 2010, Kelly led the Ducks to the BCS title game and was The Associated Press coach of the year.