Sources: Chip Kelly Makes Stunning Decision on UCLA
UCLA football coach Chip Kelly informed his team that he is leaving the program, sources tell Sports Illustrated. Kelly departs a Bruins program that he took over ahead of the 2018 season.
According to Bruce Feldman of The Athletic, Kelly is expected to join Ohio State’s staff as offensive coordinator amid reports that Bill O’Brien, who took that same job less than a month ago, is set to become the head coach at Boston College.
Late in the ’23 season, rumors emerged that Kelly was on the hot seat in Westwood, but he ultimately retained his job after finishing 8–5 with a win in the LA Bowl. In six seasons at UCLA, he went 35–34 with a 26–26 Pac-12 record, finishing with three straight winning seasons after going under .500 in his first three years with the program.
Kelly is best known for his incredibly successful four-year stint at Oregon from 2009 to ’12, in which he led the Ducks to a 46–7 (33–3 Pac-10/12) record with Rose Bowl and Fiesta Bowl wins and a trip to the BCS national championship game in ’10.
From 2013 to ’15, he coached the Philadelphia Eagles, going 26–21 before being fired after a 6–9 record in his final year. He went 2–14 in one year with the San Francisco 49ers before returning to college football.
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