49ers’ Kelly and Florida’s McElwain Deny Oregon Interest
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Chip Kelly has no interest in going back to Eugene. And Florida coach Jim McElwain says he's not interested in leaving Gainesville.
Both the 49ers and the Florida head coach say they're not interested in the Oregon job after Mark Helfrich was fired last night.
Kelly says he has not had any contact with anyone associated with the Ducks program. Kelly was head coach at Oregon from 2009-2012, highlighted by a trip to the national championship game in 2011.
He left to become the Philadelphia Eagles head coach, turning the program over to Helfrich who went 37-16 mark in four season, including 4-8 this year.
McElwain has more immediate worries. His 15th-ranked Gators play top-ranked Alabama in the SEC championship game Saturday.