The University of Florida is looking into Chip Kelly as an option to become their potential next football head coach.
- What The Gator Touch Originally Reported -
[The issues at Oregon do not appear to be significant and will not lower his potential chance of being hired at Florida, but if there was a history of misbehavior, it would be a much greater issue.]
Florida-based lawyer Darren Heitner said he spoke to a source close to Florida who said there's “some sort of verbal commitment” that there will be no issue for the University of Florida in trying to hire Chip Kelly.
Base off information gathered from the NCAA, Chip Kelly was never directly involved with those "issues" at Oregon.
SEC Rules are that a school’s (president or chancellor) has to speak directly with SEC conference commissioner Greg Sankey before even considering hiring a coach who has had any major NCAA infractions in past history.
Florida has received verbal commitment that they will have no trouble hiring Chip Kelly.
If Florida decides to hire Chip Kelly - Chip Kelly's lawyer will set up a meeting with Florida Gators officials this week and a decision could come as soon as this week.
[Chip Kelly and the Florida Gators have deal in principle to become next head coach at the University of Florida.]
Still, nothing is official until it's official - contract wise.
[photo is from the gazette review]