The UCLA Bruins have made the decision to prolong the Chip Kelly era of UCLA football and UCLA fans are taking to Twitter to share their thoughts.
For the next few years, Chip Kelly will continue to lead the UCLA football program. He’s not going anywhere any time soon. The Bruins had the opportunity to wait a little longer for his buyout to hit zero and they instead made the choice to extend their coach for four more seasons.
That’s a pretty good spot for Kelly to be in, but how do UCLA football fans feel about the matter? Well, it looks like a pretty mixed reaction so far.
UCLA football: Bruins fans sound off after UCLA announces contract extension for Chip Kelly
Some are reacting to the news more positively than others. Some really aren’t thrilled about the matter.
Very disappointing. FOUR YEARS?!?! For what logical reason? Geeeeeze.
— nancy foster (@nancyfosterfo) January 14, 2022
There are UCLA fans who believe the Bruins made the right decision. It would’ve been difficult to find a coach that is certainly better than Kelly at this point in the coaching cycle. He’s got the team generally going in the right direction. There are reasons to be optimistic, but they might be easier to see from the outside looking in.
Allow me to move you towards the light. This is good. More stability, he’s a proven recruiter, has the offense improving with DTR and ZC coming back, and now we have an opening for a new DC. All the right moves. Now go drink whiskey.
— Jon Augustine (@Awgusteeen) January 15, 2022
Lol yeah I just messaged hendy that I’m cool with it. Not like we could’ve gotten a Lincoln riley caliber coach.
— Ali S. (@LAshowkatian) January 15, 2022
Chips elite offense needs an elite defense. And we’ll finally be playing again on New Years Day. #GoBruins
— John Vrsalovich (@JohnnyMcVee) January 15, 2022
Of course, some might be overreacting a bit.
Wow…THE WORST coach in UCLA history who has gone 2-22 vs winning teams and is an anemic recruiter gets a 4 year extension. Martin is no better than Dan.
Combine this with THE WORST Non Con schedule in UCLA’s history, and Chip will further his own worst home attendance record
— David (@davidebruin) January 15, 2022
It remains to be seen how this will all play out. Maybe it’ll work out well and the Bruins can keep winning, just as they started to do this season. Maybe everything will fall apart. Who knows?!
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