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"I am thrilled to welcome Chip Kelly to Westwood", UCLA athletic director Dan Guerrero said in a statement.
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Kelly totaled a 46-7 record in his four years as Oregon's coach, winning three conference titles, reaching the BCS National Championship Game in 2010 and finishing in the top four of the final polls for three straight years (2010-12).
Kelly has been named the new coach of UCLA, replacing Jim Mora who was sacked in November. "Champions Made Here" is more than just a mantra at UCLA, and I'm confident that Chip will lead UCLA Football back to competing for championships.
Kelly has a 46-7 career record at OR, including an appearance in the BCS National Championship Game and finished in the top-five in three of his four seasons with the Ducks. He went 26-21 in three seasons as Eagles head coach and 2-14 in his one-year tenure as 49ers coach.
His stint in San Francisco lasted just one season before he was sacked.