UCLA dominated the college football conversation on Saturday without playing a game. Inking Chip Kelly to a five-year, $23.3 million deal to be the program’s next head coach can have that type of effect.
Kelly will meet the media for the first time as UCLA’s head coach Monday.
Here’s a look at how the new coach might affect different aspects of the program, from UCLA’s recruiting footprint, to the team’s current players and its current coaching staff.
- The Bruins secured bowl eligibility, but where will they play? It’s complicated.
- On Kelly:
- From columnist Jeff Miller on Friday (before the hire was official): Kelly may save UCLA, but his track record is completely clean
- From columnist Mark Whicker: “Controlled chaos” brought consistent results for Kelly
- How alumni and recruits reacted to Kelly’s hire on Saturday
- Basketball from Sunday: