>According to a report from Florida-based lawyer and Gators alum Darren Heitner, Florida could make the decision to hire Chip Kelly and possibly do it this week. <Confirmed that UF is looking at Chip Kelly as next head coach. Decision could be as soon as this week. Also heard that Florida was becoming very frustrated with Jimmy Sexton, who represents many other potential candidates. Chip is represented by David Dunn.
>Speaking on WJOX 94.5 FM, Darren Heitner said he spoke to a source who said there’s “some sort of verbal commitment” that there will be no issue for Florida in trying to hire Chip Kelly. Earlier, a report surfaced that suggested an SEC bylaw could prevent any school within the conference from hiring the former Oregon and NFL coach.
>The bylaw requires a school’s president or chancellor to “consult directly” with SEC commissioner Greg Sankey before considering hiring a coach who has had any major NCAA infractions. In June 2013, the NCAA gave Kelly an 18-month show-cause penalty for a failure to monitor his Oregon program.