The University of Florida is looking into Chip Kelly as an option to become their potential next head coach but has not contacted him as of yet.
A vetting process has already begun and part of this process is Florida looking through documents that belong to the NCAA and talking to those who worked with Chip Kelly when he was the head coach at Oregon. The same process includes calls to NFL executives and a look at his NCAA issues at Oregon.
The vetting process began three days after the Georgia-Florida game and Chip Kelly was the first guy University of Florida athletic director Scott Stricklin decided to look into.
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.
Base off information gathered from the NCAA, Chip Kelly was never directly involved with those "issues" at Oregon.
Florida is nearing the point where things are going to be discussed with Chip Kelly - including everything that happened at Oregon and other things. If there's mutual interest, and things move along well from both sides Florida could theoretically be introducing Chip Kelly as its next head coach before the conference championships games that take place on the first weekend of December.
With all that being said, Chip Kelly's choice to coach at Florida will come down to recruiting, not money. He will LOOK at the staff he can assemble, and the investment from the school into analysts and overall recruiting budget he will be given.
As of right now, we still have no idea if Chip Kelly has any real interest in coaching at Florida and that, Florida is completely sold on Chip Kelly.
But the mutual exploration process is underway.
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