Forde: Florida is moving on from Chip Kelly

Forde: Florida is moving on from Chip Kelly

Chip Kelly was announced as UCLA's new head football coach on Saturday. He previously had been named AP Coach of the Year at OR in 2010-11, when they lost the BCS Championship game to Auburn, compiling a 46-7 record with the Ducks from 2009-12 before jumping to the NFL.

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. He compiled a 46-30 record. The Ducks played in a BCS bowl in each of his four seasons and made the National Championship game following the 2010 season.

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.




Kelly succeeds Jim Mora, who was sacked last week after a 28-23 loss to USC.

Although people will knock Kelly's lack of success with the Eagles and 49ers in the NFL, he was a tremendous college football coach first.

Kelly has a 46-7 career record at OR, including an appearance in the BCS National Championship Game and finished in the top-five in three of his four seasons with the Ducks. "We got a good win last night and heading to a bowl game, so things are getting better here for the UCLA football program". "Obviously things in Philadelphia and San Francisco didn't go as expected".

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