Chip Kelly to decide between UCLA and Florida
- Author: Jill Young Nov 23, 2017,
Nov 23, 2017, 0:25
Per Mark Schlabach of ESPN, the head coach is poised to either take the UCLA Bruins or Florida Gators job in the coming days. On Sunday, the Bruins were relieved of head coaching services by Jim Mora.
Kelly, an analyst at ESPN, went 46-7 from 2009 to 2012 at OR, which averaged 44.7 points a game during that span. He brought the program to the cusp of its first national championship in the 2010 season when the Ducks lost 22-19 to Cam Newton's Auburn team in the BCS national championship title game.
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Kelly has familiarity with the West Coast, serving as an offensive coordinator/head coach with OR from 2007-12 and the head coach of the 49ers in 2016.
And then Chip Kelly will again merge into the pack of elite college football coaches.
The show-cause order expired in 2014, however, so schools will not face any restriction in hiring the 53-year-old coach now.
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UCLA's search team is headed by Athletic Director Dan Guerrero with senior associate athletic director Josh Rebholz, donor Casey Wasserman and former UCLA quarterback Troy Aikman. He's immediately been on the list for any prominent job opening at the college level, but Florida and UCLA have emerged as Kelly's top two options.
Kelly's agent David Dunn is a UCLA alumnus.
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