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Jed York

Chip Kelly won't change his ways in new job coaching 49ers

Chip Kelly can handle the chatter and criticism, from his own players and otherwise.

Moving way out West might be among the only major changes he's planning as the new 49ers coach, with the unrepentant Kelly insisting he is perfectly content letting general manager Trent Baalke call the shots when it comes to personnel and the 53-man roster so he can focus on his job: Bringing a sixth Super Bowl trophy back to this storied franchise.

"I want to just coach football," Kelly said Wednesday when he was formally introduced at Levi's Stadium. "I'm hands on. I lead with my feet, not with my seat."

And, no, he's not ready to name Colin Kaepernick his...