Chip Kelly wouldn't jump. So the Cleveland Browns bailed.
Oregon's visor-wearing coach isn't headed to the shores of Lake Erie or the NFL.
A person familiar with the Browns' coaching search said the team passed on Kelly after he was indecisive about making the leap to the pros. Cleveland nearly had a deal with Kelly two days ago, but the front office moved on to other candidates, said the person who spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Sunday.
The Browns questioned whether Kelly "was committed to coming to the NFL," said the person. And because of his hesitation, Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and CEO Joe Banner returned from Arizona to Cleveland to continue looking for the club's sixth full-time coach since 1999.
As it turns out, Kelly is staying at Oregon, a person with direct knowledge of his choice told the AP late Sunday night.
Following Thursday night's Fiesta Bowl win over Kansas State, Kelly said he hoped to have the interview process "wrapped up quickly." He spent two days interviewing with Cleveland, Buffalo and Philadelphia before deciding to remain at Oregon.
It's the second straight year Kelly has entertained overtures from NFL teams only to reject them. He turned down Tampa Bay's job deep into negotiations last season.
Kelly will go back to Oregon, where he has built the fast-flying Ducks into a national powerhouse. Oregon is 46-7 the past four seasons with four BCS bowl games under the offensive innovator.
Bills Doug Marrone will try to turn around an NFL team after improving a college program down the road.
Marrone reached an agreement to become Buffalo's new coach, three people familiar with the negotiations told the AP. One person said the sides were still putting the finishing touches on the contract for Marrone to sign.
Marrone will replace Chan Gailey, who was fired Dec. 31, a day after the Bills closed their second consecutive season with a 6-10 record and extended the NFL's longest active playoff drought to 13 seasons.
Marrone, 48, who is from the Bronx, went 25-25 in four seasons at Syracuse.
Eagles Philadelphia took its coaching search to Denver to interview Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy.
Owner Jeffrey Lurie, general manager Howie Roseman and team president Don Smolenski traveled to Denver to continue the search to replace Andy Reid, who was fired after 14 seasons and then promptly hired by Kansas City.
The Eagles will talk to Indianapolis offensive coordinator Bruce Arians and Seattle defensive coordinator Gus Bradley this week.
Cardinals Arizona expects to speak in the coming week with Jay Gruden about its vacant coaching spot. The team confirmed plans to interview the Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator, the younger brother of former Raiders and Tampa Bay head coach Jon Gruden.
The Cardinals also confirmed that McCoy was interviewed in Denver on Saturday.
Bears Chicago will interview Houston Texans offensive coordinator Rick Dennison for its coaching vacancy, ESPN reported.