Chip Kelly is on the hot seat as he begins his 6th season at UCLA.

That’s according to ESPN’s hot seat breakdown, which was released on Monday. Kelly is 1 of 2 Pac-12 coaches who were identified as hot seat candidates. Utah’s Kyle Wittingham was also mentioned as a retirement candidate.

Here’s some analysis from ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg:

Kelly has three years remaining on an extension deal he reached with UCLA in January 2022. The program is on a good trajectory, going 17-8 the past two seasons, and another extension could be coming. But the Bruins haven’t had a true breakthrough under Kelly, who is 27-29 at the school. UCLA will enter the Big Ten in 2024, which could be a natural pivot point for the program, especially if the team struggles next season. Athletic director Martin Jarmond did not hire Kelly, and Kelly also could elect to move on at some point soon.

Kelly has gone 27-29 in his 5 years at UCLA, a far cry from his incredible success at Oregon from 2009-12. He’s already been at the helm at UCLA for longer than he was in Eugene.

But Kelly’s tenure has so far netted just 2 bowl-eligible seasons, which came with veteran quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson leading the way. With him now out of eligibility, UCLA’s offense will need to replace a major part of its offense next season.

As Rittenberg notes, UCLA’s move to the Big Ten in 2024 could also impact Kelly’s status. Kelly has 3 years remaining on his contract.