Chip Kelly Named UCLA Head Football Coach

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Chip Kelly is the new head coach for UCLA Football.

Kelly has agreed to a five-year contract worth $23.3 million, with a buyout worth $9 million. He was sacked in 2015 and subsequently coached one season with the San Francisco 49ers before being let go after a 2-14 record. After all, few have done a more impressive job in turning a program into a national power than Kelly executed at OR and, even with two relatively unsuccessful NFL stints, there is every reason to believe that he will be a quality option at the college level again. The Bruins had just fired Jim Mora just a week earlier following a loss to USC and Kelly was the subject of all the coaching carousel rumors.

Kelly left OR for the National Football League following accusations of paying coaches to send players to his school.

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Kelly was originally thought to be headed to Florida, but the school was no longer interested and was preparing to pursue other candidates, Pat Forde of Yahoo Sports reported.

Nebraska fired coach Mike Riley on Saturday, a day after he finished a 4-8 season. This season, Kelly became an analyst with ESPN, but his eye was on potential coaching opportunities. OR made an appearance in a BCS Bowl game in each of Kelly's four seasons, including a trip to the National Championship game following the 2010 season.

The 54-year-old coach had a celebrated run in Eugene, Oregon, posting a 46-7 record and leading the Ducks to an appearance in the 2011 BCS title game, which Oregon lost to Auburn. Kelly went 46-7 at OR between 2009-12, including victories in the Rose Bowl and Fiesta Bowl. The former Oregon Ducks coach now is an analyst with ESPN.

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