Oregon offensive coordinator Chip Kelly, left, will be named Mike Bellotti's successor as coach, according to Rob Moseley of the Eugene Register-Guard.
Kelly has been courted by Syracuse, which is looking for a replacement for the fired Greg Robinson. Kelly reportedly was scheduled to interview Wednesday with the Orange.
Bellotti will turn 58 on Dec. 21. It's unclear when Bellotti, who has been the Ducks' coach since 1995, will step down.
According to the Register-Guard, Kelly is in the first year of a four-year contract that will pay him a minimum of $335,00 this season, and a maximum of $556,250 should he reach a series of incentives. He received a $100,000 signing bonus in January.
The deal includes an escalating annual retention bonus and a penalty for leaving during the life of the deal that declines annually.
Oregon is eighth nationally in total offense and seventh in scoring offense. The Ducks rolled up 694 yards in a 65-38 victory Saturday over rival Oregon State.