Ohio State announced Friday night that UCLA coach Chip Kelly will be its offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.
Kelly succeeds Bill O'Brien, who became Boston College's coach Friday.
Ohio State hired O'Brien in mid-January as coach Ryan Day moved away from calling plays and toward a more holistic philosophy.
Kelly and Ohio State signed a three-year contract. Sources told ESPN that Kelly, who made nearly $6 million at UCLA, will take a pay cut of more than $4 million.
Terms were not released.
Sources say Ohio State must pay Kelly $1.5 million to buy him out.
"We are extremely excited to have Chip and his wife, Jill, joining our program," stated Day.
"Our club will benefit immediately from his head coaching expertise at Oregon, UCLA, and the NFL.
I look forward to reconnecting with Chip, introducing him to our staff and team, and winning a championship.
"I would also like to wish coach Bill O'Brien and his family well as he takes over at Boston College.