UCLA AD Martin Jarmond Says Reports Of Potentially Moving On From Chip Kelly Aren’t Accurate

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UCLA doesn’t plan on firing football coach Chip Kelly.

In response to a report from FootballScoop that the Bruins might consider other options and move on from Kelly, Martin Jarmond tweeted late Thursday afternoon, “Not true. Very disappointing @FootballScoop, how about you call me next time. Go Bruins!” (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)

When I saw the tweet from FootballScoop about the Bruins potentially moving on from Kelly, I was a bit surprised.

Despite the fact that there has certainly been some choppy water during his tenure with the Bruins, the program is clearly trending up.


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When things are finally looking up, you don’t all of a sudden cut the coach loose. UCLA has a game Saturday against Stanford, and enters the matchup 3-3.

With a win, the Bruins will finish the season above .500, first since the 2015 season. Again, it’s clear that things are trending up for UCLA.


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The Bruins have to keep Kelly, and the man responsible for making that decision clearly agrees.