23 November, 2017
The competition for Chip Kelly is down to two candidates as UCLA representatives met with Kelly on Tuesday, according to media reports, and the former OR head coach is now expected to decide between the Bruins and Florida this week, ESPN reported. In other words, the team's current coach is still in place. A late entry into the mix with a job opening could alter that, like, for example, Texas A&M once they officially dismiss Kevin Sumlin.
- While Mike Riley doesn't seem long for Nebraska, there are indications that, despite his denial, Scott Frost could be the next man in charge of the Cornhuskers. The Razorbacks are set to make a push for Auburn's Gus Malzahn after the season, which could open up another high-profile program that's married to spread principles in a fertile recruiting ground. In fact, Kelly reached out to gauge the Vols' interest instead of the other way around according to Wallace. As CBS Sports' own Dennis Dodd wrote Sunday, Kelly is the real superstar coach driving the 2017 silly season, not Jon Gruden.
Lebanon's Hariri holds talks with Egypt President Sisi in Cairo
The Saudi-owned, pan-Arab daily Asharq Al-Awsat alluded to French and Egyptian efforts in a front-page report on Tuesday. Saad Hariri had unexpectedly resigned as Prime Minister from Saudi Arabia resulting in a political crisis in the region.
Money is not going to be an object for any of the heavy-hitters in this market; it will be more about fit.
Kelly compiled a 46-7 record in four seasons at Oregon. McElwain, who was the Mountain West Coach of the Year in 2014 with Colorado State prior to landing a bigger job, took the Gators to back-to-back SEC title games. The recruiting relationships he established in the West Coast while at OR could be invaluable at UCLA, while not a big factor in the state of Florida.