UCLA football and fourth-year head coach Chip Kelly finished the 2021 regular season with a 8-4 record after this past Saturday's 42-14 win over California. The next item on Kelly’s agenda would appear to be a potential extension and his overall future at UCLA. He was originally asked about where he stands and his job status after a win over USC — a reporter inquired with Kelly about if the victory saved his job.

After beating Cal, Kelly responded when a reporter referenced a recent radio show appearance, with the question putting him on the spot about the contract and a potential extension. Kelly denied ever talking about the contract or an extension on a radio show.

“I didn't go on any radio show,” Kelly said. “So you were wrong, Ben.”

“Would you like an extension?” said the reporter.

“Yeah, I don't need to discuss my contract with you,” Kelly said. “I'm good. I've always been good. I have an agent, he takes care of things and that's the way it works. What’s your contract?”

“It's indefinite,” said the reporter. “I've been here for 22 years.”

“Do you feel confident?” Kelly said. “You should. We could market you a lot better.”

Kelly was reported to be in an “awkward situation” with UCLA by The Athletic’s Bruce Feldman earlier in November.

"Wildcard candidate at Washington: Chip Kelly," Feldman wrote in a tweet. "In an awkward situation at UCLA. Has a chance to lead Bruins to 8-4 this year. UCLA hasn’t won that many games since 2015."

Kelly responded to a question about Washington prior to the USC game.

"You're trying to get me fired, so I'm just appreciative that you're on my side now," Kelly said, via BruinReportOnline. "We're getting ready to play USC. I have not talked to anybody.

"We're excited to be here," Kelly added. "We talk to our players about this all the time. Conan O'Brien said if you love what you do and you love the people you're with then you're in heaven every day. That's what I feel like with these players and this coaching staff. We have an unbelievable group of young men that you're excited to get to work every day because of the type of guys you get to coach every day. And it's a special group that — I think it was on display last Saturday night when you watched us play against Colorado.

“They got down a little bit, but then they keep fighting. It's a resilient group that will give you everything they've got. Those are the situations as a coach that you want to be in. You want to be around guys like that. If we can continue to attract players like that, then this is a great spot."

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Kelly is now 18-25 in his four seasons at UCLA. UCLA was on its way to improvement with a 3-4 campaign in a shortened 2020 season.