Chip Kelly is heading back to college — kind of.
The former Oregon football coach who spent the last four seasons in the NFL has landed a gig for the 2017 season at ESPN. Kelly will serve as a studio analyst, commenting on college football and the NFL.
“Over the last 30 years, I have experienced football from one perspective — as a coach,” Kelly said in a statement. “Working in television will allow me to see the game from a different angle; simultaneously, I’ll provide viewers an insight to the mindset of a coach and team while offering alternative views of various situations.”
Kelly was the San Francisco 49ers coach last season, going 2-14 before he was fired. In the previous three seasons, Kelly was at the helm of the Philadelphia Eagles.
Before his leap to the NFL, Kelly went 46-7 at Oregon, leading the Ducks to three Pac-12 titles and a spot in the BCS Championship Game during the 2010 season.
Kelly might be biding his time before he takes his next coaching job. Similarly, Urban Meyer spent a season working as an ESPN analyst during the 2011 season — between his stints at Florida and Ohio State.