LOS ANGELES (CBS/AP) — UCLA says it has hired Chip Kelly as its coach, bringing the former Oregon coach back to the Pac-12 after he tried his hand in the NFL.
Kelly is a New Hampshire native who coached at the University of New Hampshire from 1994-2006.READ MORE: Tom Brady Says Family Will Help Make Decision On His Future: 'It's Not Always What I Want'
He went 46-7 in four seasons (2009-12) leading the Oregon Ducks, including reaching the BCS championship game after the 2010 season. He won the Pac-12 three times and helped revolutionize offense in college football with his spread, no-huddle offense.READ MORE: Amy Schneider Surpasses Matt Amodio's 38-Game Win Record On 'Jeopardy!'
UCLA fired Jim Mora last Sunday with a game left. The Bruins (6-6) completed their regular season on Friday night, reaching bowl eligibility. In between, UCLA officials moved quickly to land Kelly, who was also being courted by Florida.
He went 28-35 with Philadelphia and San Francisco from 2013-16, including 2-14 in 2016 with the 49ers.MORE NEWS: Two Operators Fired After Chelsea Draw Bridge Raised With Pickup Truck Still On it
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