Florida No Longer Considering Chip Kelly For Head Coaching Vacancy

Chip Kelly is out of the running for the Florida Gators head coaching job, according to Yahoo! Sports' Pat Forde.

Florida has moved on from Chip Kelly as its potential next head coach, multiple sources have told Yahoo Sports.

Florida administrators met with Kelly on Sunday in New Hampshire and remained in contact with him earlier this week, but no deal was forthcoming between the two. Florida had kept its options open while engaged with Kelly and is now prepared to pursue those other candidates.

Florida will likely turn their full attention to UCF head coach Scott Frost, who was a leading candidate for the job along with Kelly. However, the Gators do have some concerns about Frost and his ability to recruit at the SEC level.

Florida has also expressed interest in Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen, but he reiterated on Thursday that he has no plans to leave Starkville. USF head coach Charlie Strong is another backup option the Gators have their eye on.

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This also means that Kelly will likely land at UCLA, should he decide to return to coaching this season. The Bruins met with Kelly on Tuesday.

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