UCLA to name Kelly coach

UCLA to name Kelly coach

UCLA to name Kelly coach

The former OR and National Football League head coach is finalizing an agreement to become the next coach at UCLA, Yahoo Sports' Pete Thamel tweeted on Saturday, with a deal expected to be reached "by the end of the weekend".

Kelly has agreed to a five-year contract worth $23.3 million, with a buyout worth $9 million.

On Saturday morning, the program announced it was officially hiring the head coach, arguably the hottest coach with experience on the market.

The San Francisco 49ers then chose to try Kelly as their head coach, but he was canned after just one season thanks to a 2-14 record in 2016.

Florida has moved on from Chip Kelly as its potential next head coach, multiple sources have told Yahoo Sports. Prior to that, of course, he was one of the most innovative college coaches of the past decade.

Kelly brings plenty of experience to Los Angeles as he was the head coach with OR, going 46-7 in four seasons with the Ducks and leading them to three conference titles, another division title and a berth in the national title game in 2010. Kelly finished with a 46-7 record at Oregon. All along, the second-year coach of the Knights has been on Florida's radar and was considered within the industry to be the most likely successor to Jim McElwain in Gainesville. Kelly's first order of business: Hit the recruiting trail hard and close ground on archrival USC.

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