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UCLA Proclaimed A 'New Era' For The Program After Hiring Chip Kelly

UCLA Proclaimed A 'New Era' For The Program After Hiring Chip Kelly

Chip Kelly was a hot commodity on the coaching market and with good reason. Kelly finished his time at OR with a 46-7 record as head coach (2009-12), including victories in the Rose Bowl and Fiesta Bowl.

He'll will replace Jim Mora, whom UCLA fired last Sunday after six seasons. Kelly went 46-7 at OR between 2009-12, including victories in the Rose Bowl and Fiesta Bowl.

The jury remains out on whether Kelly can overtake USC and aid in UCLA becoming a top-tier program in Los Angeles but, if he can't do it, there is every reason to believe that most could not.

Chip Kelly agreed to a 5-year, $23.3 million contract on Saturday, which marks his return to college football for the first time since 2012.

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Kelly also won 10 games with Philadelphia in his second season, but the team missed out on the playoffs.

Kelly was head coach of OR from 2009-2012, leading them to the BCS Championship Game once. He could still remain in an analyst role at ESPN, where he has spent this season.

Kelly spent four years at OR, leading them to a bowl game all four years.

Kelly, who coached OR from 2009-12 before moving on to stints with the Eagles and 49ers in the National Football League, was also being pursued by Florida to replace Jim McElwain, but talks between Kelly and the Gators ended without a deal this week.