Wednesday, 17 October, 2018

Florida 'advancing discussions' with Chip Kelly

Florida 'advancing discussions' with Chip Kelly Florida 'advancing discussions' with Chip Kelly
Kristopher Love | 22 November, 2017, 06:36

Kelly and Florida officials met on Sunday in New Hampshire, per Bruce Feldman of Sports Illustrated.

UCLA fired Jim Mora on Sunday after six seasons with the Bruins.

Kelly went 46-7 in four years as the head coach at OR, including winning three Pac 10 championships and playing for the 2011 BCS National Championship (a close loss to the Cam Newton-led Auburn Tigers). "We've got a process we're going through". The next 72 hours figure to be very interesting.

Is Chip Kelly coming back to the Pac-12?

Chip Kelly won three Pac-12 championships with OR from 2009-2011 and finished his four-year tenure in Eugene with a record of 46-7.

Even if the Gators get the nod over the Bruins for Kelly's services, things could be a little more complicated than previously thought.

"Another factor that could benefit Kelly and the future school that hires him is that he is due $6.5 million from the 49ers and Philadelphia Eagles even if he decides to take the year off", the Forbes report said.

In his four seasons at OR, his spread-option attack averaged 44.7 points per game and led the nation in big plays, producing 225 pass plays of 25 yards OR more and 110 rushes of 25 yards OR more.

According to, Florida is "advancing discussions" with former OR and National Football League coach Chip Kelly.