Chip Kelly left Oregon to try the challenge of the NFL.

It’s sounding more and more likely that, like Steve Spurrier and Nick Saban before him, he’ll come stomping back to the college game sooner rather than later.

ESPN’s lead NFL reporter Adam Schefter went on Sirius XM Radio today to discuss Kelly’s job status with the Philadelphia Eagles, where he’s coached for three seasons.

According to Schefter:

“The momentum and signs seem to be piling up against a Chip return to Philadelphia. I think both sides are sick of each other. I think the fans are tired of him, I think he’s tired of the situation there – just my read from afar … I just think that Chip Kelly, if given a choice, might be comfortable elsewhere …”

Kelly compiled a 46-7 record at Oregon, including a loss to Auburn in the 2010 BCS National Championship. On the open market, virtually every college program in the country with an opening would vie for his services. That would include LSU, should the team push out Les Miles, Missouri and South Carolina. One would imagine USC would be very interested as well.

There’s a good possibility that Kelly remains in Philadelphia, swaps out Sam Bradford for a more suitable quarterback and tries to mend things with the Eagles.

But if he looks elsewhere, expect at least a few SEC teams to attempt to woo him.