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Report: Florida Hasn't Offered Chip Kelly An Official Contract

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GAINESVILLE, FL - NOVEMBER 11: Cheerleaders of the South Carolina Gamecocks perform while taking on the University of Florida Gators on November 11, 2006 at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, Florida. Florida defeated South Carolina 17-16. (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)

No official contract has been offered.

While Florida remains in heavy pursuit of Chip Kelly, a new report says the Gators haven't actually offered the former Oregon head coach a contract.

Edgar Thompson of the Orlando Sentinel reports that Florida hasn't presented the former NFL head coach with a specific deal.

From his report:

Seemingly well positioned Sunday the land Kelly, the Gators’ grip on the situation could be slipping.

The school did not intend to complete, or even present, a contract to Kelly. A six-person contingent including Stricklin, school president Kent Fuchs and associate athletic director Lynda Tealer, known as the department’s contract specialist, was merely the next step in the process to replace McElwain, who was let go Oct. 29 after just 34 games at UF.

USA TODAY's George Schroeder reported earlier today that both Florida and UCLA are looking to offer Kelly something in the range of $6 million/season.

ESPN, meanwhile, says that a decision from Kelly is expected to be made in the coming days.