Gators Offering Chip Kelly $6M Per Year


USA TODAY’s George Schroeder has the details on the reported offers.

Both schools are reportedly making offers in the range of $6 million/year.

The hottest available coaching candidate could pick from one of several schools. At least Florida, Tennessee and UCLA have made overtures or offers to Chip Kelly, according to a person with knowledge of the situation.

Kelly turned down a recent offer from Tennessee, the person said. He is also believed to have turned away interest from Nebraska. According to multiple reports, Florida officials including the school’s president met with Kelly on Sunday night, hours after UCLA announced the firing of Jim Mora Jr. Kelly expressed the desire to weigh his options.

A $6 million/year salary would place Kelly among the five highest-paid head coaches in the country.