By Teddy Brenner
The Eagles hired Chip Kelly to coach the 4-12 team in 2013.
He immediately turned it around with two 10-6 seasons.
Then Kelly hit the wall and was canned a game before the end of a 7-9 disaster.
Kelly then washed out as Niners coach after one season, and he was hired at UCLA in 2018.
UCLA is a tough job, especially when you consider crosstown USC is known as a power.
And Kelly has made no friends, as the LA Times’ Ben Bolch writes:
Forty games into the most expensive experiment in UCLA football history, the evidence is incontrovertible.
Chip Kelly is guilty of fleecing the Bruins for $16.7 million since his arrival. You don’t need a degree from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management to know that this is not an acceptable return on investment.
The Bruins are eating lavishly, they are getting enough sleep and they are staying hydrated. That’s all great and admirable. They are not winning nearly enough games to justify another season of this madness.
UCLA’s 44-24 loss to Utah on Saturday night at Rice-Eccles Stadium was the latest referendum on Kelly’s failures.
The Bruins gave up touchdowns on each of the Utes’ first four possessions. They surrendered 290 rushing yards. They were undisciplined, snapping the ball before quarterback Ethan Garbers was ready and failing to even momentarily deter a Utah defender who surged into the backfield to smash Garbers into the turf for a safety.