Chip Kelly hire instantly makes Bruins contenders

Chip Kelly mostly a bust as an NFL coach appears to be heading back to his college roots

Kelly will be formally introduced as the Bruins' head coach on the UCLA campus Monday afternoon. It now appears the decision to back out was Florida's as it had, according to CBS Sports, been going back and forth with Kelly over retaining some of previous coach McElwain's staff, most notably defensive coordinator and interim head coach Randy Shannon.

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.

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Florida may be a better job all-around than UCLA, which makes this move shocking to many people. "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 ideal fit for our program".

Chip Kelly was a hot commodity on the coaching market and with good reason.

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Kelly, the former head coach at the University of New Hampshire, came to national prominence as the head coach at the University of Oregon. OR made an appearance in a BCS Bowl game in each of Kelly's four seasons, including a trip to the National Championship game following the 2010 season.

Kelly confirmed the news to ESPN's "College GameDay" Saturday morning. UCLA fired coach Jim Mora Jr. on November 19 after the Bruins lost to USC.

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His stint in San Francisco lasted just one season before he was sacked.

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