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UCLA Football: Chip Kelly is the Fifth Best Pac-12 Coach

UCLA Football: Chip Kelly

UCLA Football: Chip Kelly

The Pac-12 has its share of notable college football coaches. One of those is UCLA's Chip Kelly.

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In Athlon Sports' Pac-12 Coach Rankings, the Bruins' head coach is listed at No. 5. 

Here's why: Kelly didn’t make an immediate splash at UCLA, as the Bruins finished 3-9 in his debut last fall. However, this program got better over the second half of 2018 and should take a step forward in the win column this season. Kelly’s innovative offense may need another year to take off, but his track record at Oregon suggests this program won’t be down for long. From 2009-12, Kelly recorded a 46-7 mark with three Pac-12 titles in Eugene. He also went 26-21 in three years with the Eagles (2013-15) and 2-14 with the 49ers (2016).

Where do the other Pac-12 coaches rank? Check out our entire Pac-12 Coach Rankings.