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Chip Kelly Turns Down Buccaneers Ending Chris Petersen To Oregon Speculation

The Boise St. Broncos won't need to worry about Chris Petersen flirting with the Oregon Ducks about a vacant head coaching position any time soon. Chip Kelly, the current head coach of the Ducks, had been courted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but just as quickly as the news broke on Sunday, it fizzled soon thereafter. According to the Tampa Bay Times:

"His heart is with college football and Oregon and he's no longer being considered,'' Bucs general manager Mark Dominik said Monday.

Had Kelly taken the job, which had been expected to happen within a day or two, Petersen was expected to be one of the first, if not the very first, target for the university to look after. Other names like Gary Patterson and Mark Helfrich, the Ducks' current offensive coordinator, were speculated to be involved in the search, but Petersen would have been the first one looked at by the school.

For now, Petersen can back to finalizing things leading up to National Signing Day next week and finding a successor to Kellen Moore.

For more on the Broncos, visit One Bronco Nation Under God and Mountain West Connection. Head over to SB Nation NFL and SB Nation NCAA Football for more on these possible moves.