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Chip Kelly reportedly auditions for maybe the last job you'd expect

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Kristopher Love | 04 March, 2017, 02:42

Chip Kelly hasn't been able to secure a coaching position in the National Football League after being fired as coach of the San Francisco 49ers. Kelly may instead replace current 49ers G.M. John Lynch at FOX.

According to Yahoo! Sports' Charles Robinson, the former Eagles and 49ers head coach has auditioned for a job with FOX as a game analyst. With Lynch, the No. 2 analyst at FOX, leaving broadcasting, a vacancy has been created on the depth chart. "I never said I'm only looking at one thing". At that time, Kelly's future with the franchise was already being questioned, speculation he shut down with one of his dry, grinning quips.

"Unless the media has an opportunity for me somewhere", Kelly said then. "But I'm not going anywhere".

It's certainly not surprising to see a former coach head to the booth.

Kelly was sacked after the 49ers' season-ending loss to the Seahawks.

Back in January, Kelly told FOX Sports reporter Bruce Feldman he was open to many different job opportunities, including a return to college. Kelly's name also surfaced in connection with a potential New England Patriots coaching position because of his friendship with coach Bill Belichick, but nothing materialized.