UCLA Proclaimed A 'New Era' For The Program After Hiring Chip Kelly

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He compiled a 46-30 record. Kelly has worked as a TV analyst this season after spending the previous four as head coach of the San Francisco 49ers (2016) and Philadelphia Eagles (2013-15).

After four seasons in the National Football League with the Philadelphia Eagles and San Francisco 49ers, the former Oregon Ducks head coach is finalizing a deal to become the new head coach of the UCLA Bruins, reports Yahoo!

Kelly brings plenty of experience to Los Angeles as he was the head coach with OR, going 46-7 in four seasons with the Ducks and leading them to three conference titles, another division title and a berth in the national title game in 2010. Thamel reported Kelly as one of three finalists to replace Jim McElwain along with UCF coach Scott Frost and Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen. He ended up taking the Eagles to 10 wins and an NFC East Division title before losing in the Wild Card Round of the playoffs to the New Orleans Saints. UCLA fired Jim Mora after last week's loss to USC, saying the last two years of his six at the school had not met expectations.

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With the Ducks, Kelly established himself as one of college football's most innovative coaches, particularly on the offensive side of the ball. Mora was midway through his sixth season with the program.

UCLA plays its final regular-season game Friday against California.

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