Round 2? Oregon has reportedly asked permission to speak with former head coach Chip Kelly
Oregon may want a 2nd go-around with Chip Kelly.
Per John Canzano, Oregon has asked for permission to speak with Kelly, who’s currently the head coach at UCLA.
This just in — the Oregon Ducks have asked for permission to speak with UCLA coach Chip Kelly about their fooball coaching vacancy, per University of Oregon source.
— John Canzano (@johncanzanobft) December 9, 2021
Oregon is now on the hunt for a new head coach after Mario Cristobal left for Miami earlier this week. Cristobal spent 4 seasons with the Ducks and finished with a 35-13 overall record with 2 PAC-12 Championships.
Kelly coached the Ducks from 2009-12 and did a tremendous job with the program. He finishes 46-7 before he left to be the head man for the Philadelphia Eagles.
In each of those 4 seasons, Kelly took Oregon to a New Year’s Six bowl or better, and in 2010, he took the program all the way to the National Championship.
Oregon ended up losing to Auburn in a tight one, 22-19, and finished the season 12-1.
This could be a hire that Oregon is comfortable with as the school may not want to go get someone who doesn’t have ties to the program.
Kelly is 18-25 as the Bruins head coach for the last 4 seasons.