Chip Kelly receives interest from familiar Power 5 program, per report
Chip Kelly has received some interest from one of his previous head coaching jobs, according to a report from John Canzano of The Oregonian.
“The Oregon Ducks have asked for permission to speak with UCLA coach Chip Kelly about their football coaching vacancy, per University of Oregon source,” he reported.
Kelly is in his fourth season at UCLA after he previously left Oregon to be the head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles. He also later coached the San Francisco 49ers. He is 18-25 with the Bruins, including 8-4 this season. At Oregon from 2009-12, the Ducks were 46-7, a 2-2 record in bowl games, including 2 Rose Bowl appearances and the BCS National Championship in 2010, which Oregon lost to Auburn.
Canzano added to his report by saying, “I’m told this search still has “moves to make” in the next 24-72 hours — but this may signal a shift back to what Oregon is comfortable with and knows.”
He later raised the idea of a Justin Wilcox-Chip Kelly co-head coach tandem, and mentioned that it has been discussed internally, but contrasting styles may not make that a fit.