Chip Kelly expected to decide between UCLA, Florida

Arnold Nichols
November 23, 2017

Nebraska showed interest in former University of OR and National Football League coach Chip Kelly but he did not reciprocate, according to a USA Today report.

On a related note, 247Sports (paid) reports that they're confident Florida will hire Chip Kelly as their next head coach. Officials returned Sunday night without a deal in place to make him the Gators' next head coach to replace McElwain, who was sacked on October 29. 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.

Asked about his personal preference for style of play, Moos told the Journal Star during his first week on the job, "My preference ... every offense, sooner or later, is going to get defended".

Sports attorney Darren Heitner, who graduated from the University of Florida, reported on Wednesday that Kelly signed an agreement with Florida on Sunday.

Kelly posted a 46-7 record at OR from 2009-12 and was widely regarded as one of the best offensive minds in the game during that span.

Meanwhile, ESPN reports that Kelly met with UCLA officials Tuesday and is expected to decide between the Bruins and the Florida Gators in the coming days. But it seems Kelly has honed in on Gainesville or Los Angeles as his next coaching destination, and it would take something big to change his mind. His final team in 2012 went 12-1 and averaged 49.6 points per game. Kelly's best success as a head coach came in the PAC 12 with OR, where he won three conference titles and went 46-7.

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