Former Oregon coach Chip Kelly has been named the next head coach at UCLA, agreeing to a five-year contract worth $23.3 million with a $9 million reciprocal buyout, the school announced Saturday.
By hiring Chip Kelly, UCLA finally shows it’s all-in
Long viewed as a sleeping giant, UCLA is suddenly wide-awake after making a bold play for Chip Kelly and proving that the Bruins are finally going for it in football.
Kelly also had been considering the vacant Florida job, sources previously told ESPN.
“I am thrilled to welcome Chip Kelly to Westwood,” said UCLA Director of Athletics Dan Guerrero via statement. “His success speaks for itself, but more than that, I firmly believe that his passion for the game and his innovative approach to coaching student-athletes make him the perfect fit for our program. ‘Champions Made Here’ is more than just a mantra at UCLA, and I’m confident that Chip will lead UCLA Football back to competing for championships. I’d like to thank Josh Rebholz, Casey Wasserman and Troy Aikman for their input during this process,
Article source: http://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/21553415/chip-kelly-returning-college-football-head-coach-ucla-bruins
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