Head coach Chip Kelly of the San Francisco 49ers reacts during the game against the Los Angeles Rams at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on December 24, 2016 in Los Angeles.
Kelly's fast-paced offense and innovative use of sports science drew mixed reactions from fans and analysts around the National Football League, but it was hard to criticize Kelly's first stint as a college head coach.
He also met with officials from Florida on Sunday, and may have gone from a previous verbal agreement to actually signing a non-binding agreement to be the next Gators' coach.
Martin said he has heard enough from sources to think Florida is on track to hire Kelly "if he doesn't get cold feet". Kelly is debating between UCLA and Florida, according to ESPN, and is expected to choose between the two in the next few days.
Kelly was the talk of college football at OR, where, from 2009-12, he went 46-7 and took the Ducks to a BCS championship.
Kelly was unbelievably successful in four seasons at OR, accumulating a 46-7 record while leading the Ducks to four Pac-10/12 titles, a BCS National Championship Game appearance, a Rose Bowl championship and a Fiesta Bowl Championship. It sounds like Kelly is coming back to college football no matter what, and the only question now is where he ends up. That seems to make UCLA a better fit, rather than signing on to compete against Nick Saban and the like in a much tougher SEC.