NFL.com's Ian Rapoport confirmed Sunday night that Kelly will stay in college after the coach dined for the better part of the weekend with both NFL teams. The French-like length of Kelly's meals indicated he was serious about coming to the NFL this time, but ultimately he didn't find what he was seeking.
The Eagles also were interested in Marrone, and both teams met with Penn State coach Bill O'Brien. O'Brien is staying at his job.
The Eagles wanted an offensive mind to re-energize the franchise, and they focused on college coaches. They don't have a clear favorite for the job now. They've interviewed Atlanta Falcons defensive coordinator Mike Nolan, Falcons special-teams coordinator Keith Armstrong and Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy. Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator Bruce Arians, Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator Gus Bradley and Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden also are on the Eagles' list.
In short: The Eagles are on to their second tier of candidates. They hope to find someone who wows them.