When Lane Kiffin was fired from USC, Chip Kelly's name emerged as a possible replacement. Now that Mack Brown is no longer the head coach at Texas, once again, Kelly's name arose as a potential replacement.
As Mack Brown steps down at Texas, one huge name on the wish list for AD Steve Patterson is Eagles coach Chip Kelly. (via @mortreport)
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) December 15, 2013
Chip Kelly and the Philadelphia Eagles are the NFC East leaders and potentially heading for an appearance in the playoffs. Furthermore, Kelly was hit with an 18 month "show cause" penalty against him in January by the NCAA. What does that mean? PhillyMag explains:
If Kelly wants to return to the college ranks within the next 18 months, he and the new school would have to appear before the NCAA’s Committee on Infractions and explain why he should be allowed to do so. The school would also have to detail how it planned on monitoring him, and the program would be subject to harsher penalties were he to break the rules again.
Texas may indeed be intrigued by Kelly, and with good reason, but there are seemingly too many obstacles in the way for any sort of Chip Kelly departure out of Philly to become a reality.