It may not just be Florida vs. UCLA for Chip Kelly after all, according to a new report.
The Florida Gators were quick to fire Jim McElwain, and were the first school to reportedly jump into the Chip Kelly sweepstakes.
After a third straight loss to USC, UCLA moved on from Jim Mora Jr., and is also looking to bring the former Oregon head coach back to the Pac-12.
FootballScoop reports that the Gators and Bruins are not alone. A mysterious third team could join the fray. Based on the report, it seems as if this team still has a head coach employed, which would eliminate Tennessee, although it is unclear to which school it is referring.
Multiple sources tell FootballScoop UCLA’s contingent has met with Chip Kelly. We also are told in addition to Florida and UCLA, another program has contacted Kelly’s representatives to discuss possibilities should an opening occur at their University. Pat Dooley, who covers the Gators, added a note this afternoon stating Chip “has a decision to make” and that Florida is not moving on. We understand every university has impressed upon Chip that timing is of the essence (with regards to recruiting & the early signing period this year) and accordingly would expect things to move fairly quickly over the coming days. Will update as more is clear…
Arkansas, Nebraska, and Texas A&M all seem to be potential situations that could fit here. Bret Bielema and Mike Riley are clearly on the hot seat, while A&M will reportedly move on from Kevin Sumlin after this week’s game against LSU.