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UCLA coaching candidates: PJ Fleck, David Shaw among top options to replace Chip Kelly

Feb 9, 2024

178 Chip Kelly left UCLA in a difficult situation in abruptly exit the program after six years, he would become the offensive coordinator at Ohio State. From an optical standpoint, it’s a big blow for the Bruins to lose their sitting coach just so he can become an assistant at a future Big Ten contender. In practice, UCLA’s options for his successor are much more limited at this late stage of the coaching carousel. Unless UCLA does everything in its power to make a splashy hire, it’s essentially left with two options: hire an effective interim coach who can maintain stability until the hiring window opens 2024-2025, or take a chance on a young name or a respected assistant. coach who might have the skills needed to run the program. Compounding the problem are the circumstances surrounding the UCLA program. Despite the university’s ideal location and historic tradition, the Bruins stagnated under Kelly and lost any momentum they may have built in previous seasons. Their roster ranks in the bottom third nationally in return production, and the 2024 schedule is an absolute monster with games against the likes of LSU, Oregon, Penn State and Washington awaiting whoever steps up. That’s not to say UCLA is completely lacking in options. There are some intriguing names who could jump at the chance to coach a rather prestigious Big Ten institution. Here are a few to watch as UCLA’s research unfolds. PJ Fleck, Minnesota coach: Fleck could be at the top of the UCLA board of trustees. He’s still relatively young at 43 and has at least tangential ties to the West Coast after a brief stint as a wide receiver with the San Francisco 49ers from 2004 to 2005. He’s also a very energetic program builder who could being the boost the Bruins need after hitting a plateau during Kelly’s tenure. Fleck had success at every stop. The former NFL assistant took Western Michigan to the Cotton Bowl to cap a 13-0 season in 2016 and took the opportunity to take his current job at Minnesota, where he won at least nine games three times with appearances in bowling in five out of seven seasons. He even took the Golden Gophers to the Big Ten Championship Game in 2019. Would he go to UCLA? He only makes around $6 million per year, which puts him pretty low on the list of Big Ten colleagues in terms of salary. He might be ready to take on another challenge with a better location and slightly better resources after losing some of the momentum he had built in Minnesota in recent years. David Shaw: Here’s a name that will be intrinsically linked to almost every opening from here on out until he takes another job – especially for those in the state of California. It’s not surprising. Shaw, 51, won and won often at Stanford, a notoriously difficult place to win given its rigorous academic standards and proximity to top programs. He finished his 12-year career at Stanford with a 96-54 record, leading the program to three Pac-12 titles – its first and only titles in the 21st century – and three AP top 10 finishes. UCLA even has a family connection. His son, Carter, is currently listed as a wide receiver. The challenge here is turning Shaw’s gaze away from the NFL, where he has had his eyes fixed since his tenure at Stanford ended in 2022. From Anton Lynn, USC defensive coordinator: Would Lynn consider a return to UCLA so soon? Coaching opportunities are hard to pass up, even though he just left the program over a month ago to take the same position at its biggest rival across town. Lynn is only 34 years old and there is no doubt that if he continues on this trajectory, many opportunities will come his way. UCLA’s defense made a complete 180-degree turnaround under his leadership in 2023, finishing No. 11 nationally while holding opponents to about 299 yards on average. Lynn’s youth and inexperience are the only things keeping him here. He’s only been a full-time assistant since 2020, and 2023 was his first season as coordinator in any capacity. But UCLA could win big on a gamble like this and get a head start, especially this late in a practice cycle. Eric Bieniemy: One of the most highly regarded assistant coaches in the NFL, yet professional opportunities are drying up for him. He spent the 2023 season with the Washington Commanders, but new coach Dan Quinn confirmed the franchise would move forward without Bieniemy. Before that, Bieniemy spent five seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs, transforming that offense into a Super Bowl-winning juggernaut with quarterback Patrick Mahomes at the helm. Bieniemy could try his luck as a coach for the first time. He certainly has the credentials to warrant an opportunity with deep ties to the UCLA program. One of his first major appointments was as running backs coach and recruiting coordinator with the Bruins from 2003-05. Tony White, Nebraska defensive coordinator: Continuing his coaching run with ties to the program, White actually spent his playing days as a Bruin, holding a starting linebacker spot for three years from 2000 to 2002. During that time, coaches often praised his football acumen and his ability to evaluate plays on the field; no wonder he became a coach after a brief stint in the NFL and CFL. He started on this path as a graduate assistant at UCLA in 2007 and has since moved up the ranks as an assistant on the defensive side of the ball, working as a coordinator at Arizona State, Syracuse and Nebraska since 2019. His 2023 Nebraska unit finished fifth. in the Big Ten in total defense (303.5 yards per game) and scoring (18.3 points per game). Ryan Grubb, Alabama offensive coordinator: Grubb is widely considered one of the brightest offensive minds in college football. Washington reached the 2023 College Football Playoff national championship thanks to its explosive offense, which finished top 15 nationally in yards per game (462.1) and scoring (36). Quarterback Michael Penix Jr. finished second in Heisman Trophy voting by throwing for 4,903 yards and 36 touchdowns. This was nothing new for Grubb, who coached explosive and highly efficient offenses wherever he went. Although he has been attached to new Alabama coach Kalen DeBoer for most of his career, getting him away is not an impossible task. Recent reports have linked him to the Seattle Seahawks offensive coordinator vacancy. Would he prefer a head coaching position if offered? Barry Odom, UNLV coach: Odom was another hot name at the height of this latest coaching carousel, thanks in large part to his association with super-agent Jimmy Sexton, but his work in one year as UNLV’s coach supports the hype media. He took a Rebels team that finished below .500 every year since 2013 before his hiring and immediately won nine regular season games with an appearance in the Mountain West championship game. UNLV also gave a solid fight to a Top 25 Kansas team in the Guaranteed Rate Bowl. As a result, Odom’s coaching stock is trending upward. He also coveted SEC experience since coaching at Missouri (2016-19), where he posted a 25-25 record and took the Tigers to two bowl games. News Source : www.cbssports.com

David Shaw Investments

11 Investments

David Shaw has made 11 investments. Their latest investment was in Maxwell Biosciences as part of their Angel on April 09, 2021.

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David Shaw Investments Activity

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Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

4/9/2021

Angel

Maxwell Biosciences

Yes

1

10/9/2020

Series B

Ovation

$21.5M

No

4

4/16/2020

Convertible Note

Reconnect

$3.7M

Yes

5

3/14/2019

Series A

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$99M

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10

5/17/2017

Series A

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$99M

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10

Date

4/9/2021

10/9/2020

4/16/2020

3/14/2019

5/17/2017

Round

Angel

Series B

Convertible Note

Series A

Series A

Company

Maxwell Biosciences

Ovation

Reconnect

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Amount

$21.5M

$3.7M

$99M

$99M

New?

Yes

No

Yes

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Sources

1

4

5

10

10

David Shaw Portfolio Exits

3 Portfolio Exits

David Shaw has 3 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was Kira Talent on November 11, 2021.

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11/11/2021

Acq - Fin

$99M

2

2/8/2019

IPO

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$99M

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10

3/16/2018

Acquired

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$99M

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10

Date

11/11/2021

2/8/2019

3/16/2018

Exit

Acq - Fin

IPO

Acquired

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

$99M

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2

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