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Chip Kelly accepts head coaching position at UCLA

FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2012, file photo, Oregon coach Chip Kelly looks to the scoreboard during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Fresno State in Eugene, Ore. Kelly, now San Francisco 49ers head coach, said Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016, that he has no interest in the Oregon Ducks coaching job and has not spoken to anyone associated with the program about it in the wake of Oregon coach Mark Helfrich's firing. Kelly was head coach at Oregon from 2009 to 2012, compiling a 46-7 record. (AP Photo/Don Ryan, file)

LOS ANGELES — Former Oregon Ducks head coach Chip Kelly will be returning to college football after reportedly accepting the head coaching position at UCLA.

The Los Angeles Times and ESPN's Mark Schlabach confirmed on Saturday morning that Kelly reached an agreement at UCLA for a five-year contract worth $23.3 million.


Kelly last coached collegiately at Oregon, going 46-7 in four seasons and taking the Ducks to the BCS Title Game, two Rose Bowls and the Fiesta Bowl.

Upon leaving Oregon, Kelly coached both the Philadelphia Eagles and San Fransisco 49ers in the NFL. Despite going 10-6 in both of his first two seasons with the Eagles, Kelly was shown the door following a 6-9 third season. He was soon after hired in San Fransisco, where he was abruptly shown the door with three years left on his contract following a 2-14 season.

Most recently, Kelly has been serving as an analyst for ESPN. He turns 54 on Nov. 25.

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