While his last few stops haven’t been met with the same type of success he had while at Oregon, we can’t forget how good the Ducks were under his tutelage.
He compiled a 46-7 record as the head coach of the Oregon Ducks including an appearance in the 2010 BCS National Championship game against the Auburn Tigers where the Ducks narrowly lost.
His NFL career was off to a hot start before it all came crashing down when his system and roster building didn’t translate well to the pros.
Do you guys remember how many points the UCLA offense was able to score when running the Noel Mazzone offense? Now take that as a starting point and multiply that by the sheer awe you felt watching the Ducks just destroy teams. The result would be an offense that would make WSU head coach Mike Leach giddy as a schoolgirl.
In the college football world “what have you done for me lately?” is what rules the minds of fans and what most remember is that he flamed out very quickly with the Philadelphia Eagles. So what are the odds that Kelly could come to join the UCLA Football program? Honestly not very good.
Even if the Bruins were willing to deal with the massive buyout that Mora has on his contract, there would have to be a lot of choices made at the top that frankly I don’t see taking place. Besides that, there are a number of teams currently that are willing and able to throw more money at Kelly. He was even reported to be in talks with Ole Miss even though those reports turned out to be fake.
The fact that people can make a fake report and it gets plenty of traction should demonstrate just how popular of a head coach option Kelly is not just for UCLA Football but for almost any vacancy around the country.