Kelly agreed to a five-year contract worth $23.3 million with a $9 million reciprocal buyout. He was sacked in 2015 and subsequently coached one season with the San Francisco 49ers before being let go after a 2-14 record. Kelly finished his time at OR with a 46-7 record as head coach (2009-12), including victories in the Rose Bowl and Fiesta Bowl.
UCLA is looking to replace Jim Mora, whom the Bruins just fired earlier in the week.
"I am thrilled to welcome Chip Kelly to Westwood", UCLA athletic director Dan Guerrero said in a statement. The University of Florida had been pursuing Kelly, but the Gators made a decision to move in another direction this week. After firing Jim Mora, the Bruins beat out a host of suitors, most notably Florida, to land Kelly.
Kelly also won 10 games with Philadelphia in his second season, but the team missed out on the playoffs.
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Chip Kelly is returning to the Pac-12.
Kelly last coached collegiately at OR, going 46-7 with the Ducks from 2009 to 2012. He could still remain in an analyst role at ESPN, where he has spent this season. 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.
He began his head coaching career at the University of OR in 2009, leading the Ducks to a 10-3 record and a trip to the Rose Bowl in his first year at the helm.
Kelly, now an analyst at ESPN who turned 54 Saturday, went 46-7 at OR, which averaged 44.7 points a game during that span.