contingent of UCLA athletics officials met with Chip Kelly on Tuesday as part of the search to replace football coach Jim Mora, a person with knowledge of the situation said on condition of anonymity because the discussions were private.

Kelly would represent the kind of big-name hire the Bruins have not historically made. He guided Oregon to three Pac-12 Conference titles and an appearance in the national championship game in 2011 while compiling a 46-7 record in four seasons.

Kelly, 53, reportedly met with Florida officials on Sunday about their coaching vacancy and could be pursued by other schools. Texas A&M is on the verge of firing coach Kevin Sumlin after the Aggies play Louisiana State on Saturday, according to a report in the Houston Chronicle.

UCLA has not made splashy hires with its football program under athletic director Dan Guerrero, selecting former Bruins Karl Dorrell and Rick Neuheisel before bringing in Mora before the 2012 season. The school fired Mora on Sunday after a 28-23 loss to USC dropped his record in the last two seasons to 9-14.