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Chip Kelly turned down overture from Tennessee


The Gainesville Sun reported Sunday that officials from Florida flew to New Hampshire to meet with Kelly about its vacant coaching position, which just so happened to be the same day that UCLA fired Jim Mora. The Gators have been without a head coach since they fired Jim McElwain in October.

A contingent of UCLA Athletics officials have met with former OR coach Chip Kelly about the school's vacant football coaching position, multiple media outlets reported Wednesday.

Kelly has already met with officials from UCLA, and George Schroeder of USA Today reports that he turned down an offer from Tennessee.

Athletic director Bill Moos last month publicly expressed admiration for the Ducks program that Kelly guided to an overall 46-7 mark from 2009-12.




The Los Angeles Times reported Kelly met with a contingent of athletics officials from UCLA as the Bruins look to replace Jim Mora Jr., who was sacked on Sunday.

Kelly went 46-7 in his four seasons at OR and took the team to a national championship game, so you can understand why he has so many offers from top programs. The Cornhuskers are expected to pursue Central Florida's Scott Frost, a former Nebraska quarterback who might also consider Florida if the Gators don't hire Kelly.

Kelly is most known for his innovative, high-powered spread offense that lifted OR to a 46-7 record. He was 28-35 in four seasons as an National Football League coach, including three with the Philadelphia Eagles.

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