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Breaking News: Ohio State to Hire Chip Kelly as next Offensive Coordinator

Ohio State is expected to hire the former UCLA head coach Chip Kelly to be its new Offensive Coordinator.

The Buckeyes are replacing newly hired Bill O'Brien who was hired earlier this year but chose to take the newly open Boston College head coaching job after Jeff Hafley resigned to take over the reins of defensive coordinator with the Green Bay Packers.

Chip Kelly will be taking on a new role that he has not held as strictly offensive coordinator since the 2007-2008 season at Oregon. Ryan Day is a Chip Kelly product, in which Day played QB under Kelly at The University of New Hampshire. Day followed Kelly to the NFL when Kelly was the head coach for the Philadelphia Eagles and the San Francisco 49ers.

Kelly is known for his fast-paced offense and spread offense which was adopted by Oregon when Kelly took over. When Kelly took over at UCLA in 2018, UCLA at least won 8 games under Kelly in his previous three seasons as head coach of UCLA. It was well-known Kelly was looking to step down as head coach and was willing to take on an offensive coordinator role in either the NFL or the College rankings. When the rumors swirled O'Brien was going to take the Boston College head coaching job, Kelly's name was tied to Ohio State.

Kelly will be joining an offensive coaching staff that also includes his former UCLA offensive coordinator Justin Frye who is Ohio State's offensive line coach/run game coordinator.



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