The Cleveland Browns really wanted Chip Kelly - until Kelly decided he didn't want them or any other NFL team for that matter.
With Kelly deciding to stay at Oregon, the Browns are saying they walked away from the Ducks coach, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
That makes Kelly the third coach the Browns have interviewed that has either decided to stay put or taken anotther job. In addition to Kelly, the Browns interviewed Syracuse coach Doug Marrone, who accepted the Buffalo Bills head coaching position, and Penn State's Bill O'Brien, who like Kelly, decided to stay put in the college ranks.
According to reports, the Browns have also interviewed former Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt, and Cardinals defensive coordinator Ray Horton and want to speak to Colts offensive coordinator Bruce Arians and Montreal Alouettes coach Marc Trestman, per a YahooSports report passed along by the Plain Dealer.
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