Sources: Chip Kelly in negotiation to potentially be the next head coach of Florida

Submitted by BoFlex on November 14th, 2017 at 1:19 PM

Florida has received ‘verbal commitment’ that there won’t be issue with hiring Chip Kelly

Source: Gator Reps are headed too talk with Chip Kelly. Things are picking up on the @SEC coaching searches.

— Trey Wallace (@TreyW_Radio) November 14, 2017

Credible source tells me Florida finalized deal with Chip Kelly last night. Announcement coming either today or tomorrow. If this is true it's a solid big splash hire for the Gators.

— John Ivory (@Ocala7v7Showdwn) November 14, 2017



November 18th, 2017 at 2:15 AM ^

and the other guy that says that Milton would be a good fit. I think it's a bit of a misnomer that Chip Kelly needs a true dual threat QB. I think a Chip Kelly offense would work just as well with a guy like Milton who has good enough feet to get the occasional 5-10 yards if its there. Remember, Kelly's offense was at its best in the pros when he had a slower QB in Nick Foles running it as well. Big staples of Chip Kelly's offense aren't necessarily speed, but ability to make good decisions quickly, as well as being able to stretch the defense. One of Chip Kelly's staple plays is a run read/Four Vertical play, where the QB must read a deep safety to determine whether to hand off the inside zone, or pull the ball and throw it to one of four receivers running a go route. Plays like this are where Joe Milton would absolutely excel, because of his arm strength.

Now I don't think obviously that Florida would be a better option for Milton than Michigan, I just think that it's a bit of a misnomer that Kelly needs a quarterback to run for 150 yards per game to be successful. 


November 14th, 2017 at 1:23 PM ^

The headline makes it seem as though he has agreed to become the next coach at Florida, but all the article actually says is that the SEC has given Florida a verbal commitment that it wouldn't block such a hire by Florida pursuant to an SEC bylaw under which the conference commissioner can prevent a school from hiring a coach with previous major NCAA violations.


November 14th, 2017 at 2:15 PM ^

Typical SEC.

"We are serious about fair play.  Look, we even have a rule that says our member institutions may not hire coaches who have committed major NCAA violations!"

... five minutes later ...

"Florida's interested in Chip Kelly?  Aw, hey--yeah, we have a rule against coaches who have committed major NCAA violations.  But obviously we wouldn't actually enforce that rule.  Are you crazy?  Go ahead, Florida.  You hire whoever you want.  What do you think we are, a bunch or rules nazis or something?  Sheesh."

Mr Miggle

November 14th, 2017 at 3:53 PM ^

It shows interest from Florida. Typically, the school likes to keep that interest quiet until they're close to a deal. Coaches and their agents like to get word out that they're in demand. If I'm Kelly here, I'd tell Florida they'd need to take this step regardless of my interest in their job. Although I'd expect he does have some interest, this helps drive up the price with A&M, Tenn or anyone else that might be looking at him.

Also, BOO to the OP He edited his title after criticism without acknowledging it.


November 14th, 2017 at 8:55 PM ^

Oh don't get me wrong, she's still hot. I really don't care, I'm perfectly happy either way. But, I doubt women would spend as much time getting ready if it didn't make a difference. Ya know? And I definitely appreciate the effort that goes into it.  I hope you get what I'm attempting to say.


November 14th, 2017 at 10:10 PM ^

“Not as much,” to quote you. I mean, she is your wife, you can go on a blog and say she doesn’t look good in the morning, not douche-y (I hope you get what I’m saying).

A very specific test of whether you should say a comment is if you would punch me for saying the same comment


November 15th, 2017 at 9:46 AM ^

Oh. :(

I did not say she doesn't look good in the morning. I said she doesn't look as good, as in, she's human, and I don't expect her to look like a model 24/7. Maybe I wasn't wordy enough, I don't know, but you definitely mistook my point. 

So, to go a bit further; I love that woman no matter what. I was just trying to say that people's expectations of what a woman should look like are way out of control. Clearly I failed at communicating that. Oh well. She would know exactly what I'm saying, were she reading this, and would not take even a tiny bit of offense. She knows I'm attracted to her for more than her appearance. 

Anyhow, my original point (first comment on this thread) was just backing up the HGTV girl as being an attractive female, with or without makeup. Most dudes have unrealistic expectations.