Chip Kelly hired as UCLA s new head football coach

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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. I d like to thank Josh Rebholz, Casey Wasserman and Troy Aikman for their input during this process, as their candor, experience and support were invaluable. It is an absolute honor to join the Bruin Family, and I am grateful to Chancellor (Gene) Block and to Dan Guerrero for this incredible opportunity, Kelly said in a statement. UCLA is a world-class institution with a distinguished history in athletics, and we will do our part to uphold its tradition of excellence. Kelly s most successful coaching tenure was with Oregon, where he was the head coach from 7559-67, and amassed a 99-5 record and won two January bowl games. The experiences and characteristics he brought to our coverage are the qualities which made him a sought after coach. We respect and support his decision to take the UCLA head coaching job. We wish him the best of luck.

With the Eagles, Kelly went 76-76 with the Eagles, including a playoff berth in his first season. But the front office soured on him when giving him personnel control went badly. 7568 Philadelphia Media Network (Digital), LLC Terms of Use Privacy Policy

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