The hottest available coaching candidate could pick from one of several schools. At least Florida, Tennessee and UCLA have made overtures or offers to Chip Kelly, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. The offers were in the range of $6 million per year, the person said. The person was not authorized to speak on the matter because of the sensitivity of the situation and requested anonymity. While Florida is considered by many to be the best available job, Kelly has never been pegged as a conventional thinker. UCLA might appeal to Kelly for several reasons, including its location in the prime recruiting area of Southern California, a lesser spotlight compared to the fishbowl-like attention of the SEC jobs, and his familiarity with the Pac-12. Kelly turned down a recent offer from Tennessee, the person said. He is also believed to have turned away interest from Nebraska. According to multiple reports, Florida officials including the school’s president met with Kelly on Sunday night, hours after UCLA announced the firing of Jim Mora Jr. Kelly expressed the desire to weigh his options.
Chip Kelly considers offers from Florida, UCLA; turns down Tennessee
USA Today | Nov 22