Did The Bruins Hire The Right Coach?

Chip Kelly to be hired as UCLA's head football coach

After failing twice in the NFL, Chip Kelly is giving college football a second chance.

Kelly has been chased by Florida and UCLA, and Friday's report, if accurate, would appear to mean Kelly will most likely end up at UCLA and Florida likely is turning its attention to UCF coach Scott Frost. Kelly finished his time at OR with a 46-7 record as head coach (2009-12), including victories in the Rose Bowl and Fiesta Bowl.

Kelly is tasked with replacing Jim Mora, who went 46-30 in his six years in charge of the Bruins but was just 28-26 in Pac-12 play and 17-19 overall in the past three seasons.

Kelly, who drew interest from the Florida Gators, could be a boon for a program that is often overshadowed by crosstown rival USC.

"I am thrilled to welcome Chip Kelly to Westwood", Bruins Athletics Director Dan Guerrero said.

Kelly, 53, has not coached since last season when he led the 49ers to a 2-14 record.

While the contract details are not known yet, it's assumed Kelly will be one of the highest-paid coaches in the country and make an annual salary commensurate with that. Kelly failed to win a playoff game in Philadelphia, but the Eagles finished with a 10-6 record in both the 2013 and 2014 season.

Kelly, now an analyst at ESPN who turned 54 Saturday, went 46-7 at OR, which averaged 44.7 points a game during that span.

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