Former Oregon Ducks head coach Chip Kelly has been hired by the University of Southern California at Los Angeles (UCLA) on Saturday to replace former UCLA Bruins head coach Jim L. Mora who is the son of former New Orleans Saints and Indianapolis Colts head coach Jim E. Mora after the Bruins lost their annual rival football to the University Of Southern California (USC) Trojans last Friday evening for the third straight time. Mora coached the Bruins football program for six seasons.
Kelly who was the head coach of the Univeristy of Oregon Ducks football program as their offensive coordinator from 2007-2008 before he was promoted to head coach of the Ducks football program in 2009.
Kelly coached the Ducks to one National Championship title and in four seasons of coaching the Ducks to four straight Bowl Championship Series (BCS) football games before he left the Ducks to become the head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles before the start of the 2013 football season in the National Football League (NFL).
Kelly was the head coach of the Eagles from 2013-2015 before he was terminated near the end of the 2015 football season. Kelly then coached the San Francisco 49ers in the 2016 football season.
However since the 49ers only won two football games out of sixteen games before he was terminated by the 49ers ownership.
Kelly did not get any head coaching jobs during the 2017 football seasons from the NFL or the college ranks.
However the Bruins powers that be believe that Kelly taking one year off from coaching did him some good since they believe that Kelly can coach the Bruins football program with a five year contract to championship status.
When the UCLA sports program is brought on the average sports fan, the first thing sport that comes to mind is the UCLA men’s basketball team winning championship led by their legendary coach the John Wooden.
It is kind of unusual to think that a men’s basketball program is more popular than college football in the Los Angeles area.