Source: Chip Kelly no longer a candidate to coach Gators

The University of Florida says it and Jim McElwain have agreed it's time for a change.

Chip Kelly is no longer a candidate for coaching vacancy at Florida, a person with knowledge of the situation told USA TODAY Sports.

The person requested anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publically.

The decision by Kelly to move away from the Gators potentially clears him to focus attention on the opening at UCLA. Kelly spoke with Florida and UCLA officials about their jobs earlier this week.

Considered one of the top candidates available in a market that has several high-profile openings, Kelly has also received interest from Nebraska and Tennessee.

He went 46-7 in four seasons at Oregon from 2009-2012 before leaving for the NFL with the Philadelphia Eagles. He was fired in 2015 and subsequently coached one season with the San Francisco 49ers before being let go after a 2-14 record.

Kelly has been a college football analyst for ESPN this season.

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