The UCLA football program is pursuing former Oregon and NFL head coach Chip Kelly.
According to a report from Football Scoop on Tuesday, the Bruins and Kelly met about the job opening which became vacant when UCLA fired Jim Mora over the weekend.
Kelly previously met with representatives of the Florida Gators.
The report from Football Scoop states:
We also are told in addition to Florida and UCLA, another program has contacted Kelly’s representatives to discuss possibilities should an opening occur at their University. Pat Dooley, who covers the Gators, added a note this afternoon stating Chip “has a decision to make” and that Florida is not moving on. We understand every university has impressed upon Chip that timing is of the essence (with regards to recruiting & the early signing period this year) and accordingly would expect things to move fairly quickly over the coming days.
Kelly is one of the top coaching candidates in college football and has been linked to a number of high profile jobs.
With his willingness to meet with officials from different universities, it looks like we could finally be getting close to Kelly’s return to the college coaching ranks.