Forde: Florida is moving on from Chip Kelly

Report: Chip Kelly not coming to the SEC as Florida moves on, eyes Central Florida's Scott Frost

Sports report says Florida has moved on from the former NCAA and National Football League coach, according to multiple sources.

The UCLA job is open after Jim Mora was sacked after a 23-23 loss to USC last weekend.

Florida has been in talks with former OR coach Chip Kelly, and met with him at his home in New Hampshire on Sunday, but are prepared to look for other options if Kelly chooses to take the open UCLA job.

The Kelly hiring will bring back a well-recognized name to the Pac 12.

The college game knows Kelly for the massive success he had at Oregon.




Before today's announcement, Kelly had also been named as a person being considered for the vacant job at the University of Florida.

"It is an absolute honor to join the Bruin family, and I am grateful to Chancellor (Gene) Block and to Dan Guerrero for this incredible opportunity" Kelly said. Kelly was named the Pac-10 Coach of the Year in back-to-back seasons in 2009 and 2010, and Associated Press Coach of the Year in 2010.

A deal appears to be Bruin between Chip Kelly and UCLA. He was slapped with "failure to monitor" in the Will Lyles case after he was accused of paying $25,000 to the 7-on-7 coach in exchange for him guiding players to the Ducks. This move is official following UCLA's announcement on Saturday morning.

Most recently, Kelly has been serving as an analyst for ESPN.

The hire is huge for the program which hasn't won a conference title in about two decades.

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