UCLA finalizing deal with Chip Kelly

Beth Cruz
November 27, 2017

He most recently coached the San Francisco 49ers and the Philadelphia Eagles, and led the University of OR to a 46-7 record as head coach from 2009 to 2012.

Chip Kelly agreed to a five-year contract worth $23.3 million to become UCLA's next head coach.

With Florida and Kelly no longer a possibility, UCLA is the increasingly likely new destination for the former coach of the Oregon Ducks - if Kelly returns to coaching. The addition of Kelly instantly makes the Bruins top contenders for Pac-12 titles annually. The Ducks finished that season ranked second by the Associated Press. Mora took the Bruins to the Pac-12 championship game in 2012 and Bowl games in his first four seasons, but they've struggled over the last three campaigns, going 18-19 since 2015.

He won 12 games in each of his last three years with OR and went 10-3 in his first season with the school in 2009.

Before today's announcement, Kelly had also been named as a person being considered for the vacant job at the University of Florida.

Football Scoop and Yahoo reported the news on Friday that Kelly was no longer considering Florida and he was expected to pick UCLA and replace Jim Mora who was sacked last Sunday, one day after losing again to rival USC.

UCLA plays its final regular-season game Friday against California.

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