Chip was at a news conference when he was asked about the rumors Kelly was on the short list to take over the Trojans football program. His reply -- "No."
Still, Kelly says he understands why his name has been kicked around -- "I understand that it’s gonna happen. We’re not successful, we’re not winning, I came from college and I’m gonna go back to college."
He added, "I hope to be like [NY Giants coach Tom Coughlin] someday to win enough games so no one questions whether I want to stay here or not."
Kelly also says he feels for Sark -- "A friend of mine in Steve Sarkisian is dealing with a big issue right now ... and I wish him the best."