Kelly to decide between UCLA, Florida jobs


In the next few days, maybe a little later, he will probably be headline news in college football. "Lot of interest in the job".

The Gators are looking to make a big splash with their next head coaching hire, after parting ways with Jim McElwain in October.

Kelly's high-octane, spread scheme would do it.

Kelly posted a 46-7 record at OR from 2009-12 and was widely regarded as one of the best offensive minds in the game during that span. The Gators would welcome anything close to that after slogging through the post-Tim Tebow era.

The offers from Tennessee, UCLA and Florida are thought to be in the $6 million a year range. ESPN also says that former UCLA signal caller Troy Aikman is coordinating the drive to get Kelly to Los Angeles. He coached the San Francisco 49ers to a 2-14 record in 2016 and was sacked.

Kelly was slapped with "failure to monitor" in the Will Lyles case.

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The Huskers finish their season Friday afternoon against Iowa and it is widely believed that it will also be head coach Mike Riley's final game in Lincoln. The NCAA ruled that Kelly wasn't aware of Lyles' actions but said he was responsible for ensuring his program was in compliance.

But there is serious doubt about whether Gruden will be coaching anywhere next season.

Kelly's tenure in the National Football League was not as successful.

Kelly guided the Ducks to conference championships in each of his first three seasons as coach and Bowl Championship Series bowls in all four of his seasons, including the 2011 BCS championship game.

The Gators have depth issues across the board, lack offensive playmakers and are so thin defensively that a former walk-on linebacker has been playing significant snaps. In any event, next week should be a busy time around Florida football.