The former Oregon Ducks head coach, fresh off his team’s 35-17 win in the Fiesta Bowl over Kansas State, is set to become the next head coach of the Cleveland Browns, according to NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport. Kelly is 46-7 over the course of his head coaching career, all over the last four seasons with Oregon. He began his football career as a coach for the Columbia University Lions in 1990.
With Oregon, Kelly’s teams were known for their fast-paced, high-powered offenses, a setup some say won’t be feasible in the NFL. Nonetheless, Kelly has been the college coach du jour this offseason, interviewing for numerous head coaching vacancies in the NFL. Kelly would replace Pat Schurmur, who went 9-23 over the last two seasons in Cleveland.