The Bruins had just fired Jim Mora just a week earlier following a loss to USC and Kelly was the subject of all the coaching carousel rumors.
Kelly, who posted a 28-35 combined record in three seasons coaching the Philadelphia Eagles and one with the San Francisco 49ers, also had been under consideration for the college job at Florida. Mora took the Bruins to the Pac-12 championship game in 2012 and Bowl games in his first four seasons, but they've struggled over the last three campaigns, going 18-19 since 2015.
Kelly spent four years at OR, leading them to a bowl game all four years.
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Football Scoop and Yahoo reported the news on Friday that Kelly was no longer considering Florida and he was expected to pick UCLA and replace Jim Mora who was sacked last Sunday, one day after losing again to rival USC.
He was hired by the Niners to succeed Jim Harbaugh in 2016 and led the team to a miserable 2-14 record and was sacked after one season.
Florida has moved on from Chip Kelly as its potential next head coach, multiple sources have told Yahoo Sports. "We got a good win last night and heading to a bowl game, so things are getting better here for the UCLA football program".