Candidates to replace Jim Mora

Lynette Rowe
November 20, 2017

But UCLA finished 4-8 past year with one of the nation's worst offenses, and its record hasn't improved significantly this season despite getting a full season from Rosen, who missed the second half of 2016 with a shoulder injury. Jedd Fisch, who had been serving as the team's offensive coordinator, will take over as interim head coach for the remainder of the season. "We thank Jim and his family for his service to our school and his unquestionable commitment to our student-athletes".

UCLA has fired football coach Jim Mora after he compiled a 46-30 record in six seasons with the Bruins.

But UCLA has fallen on hard times the past two years, going 4-8 last year and 5-6 thus far this season after Saturday's 28-23 loss to rival USC.

In 2016, Mora signed a contract extension through 2021, which paid him $3.55 million in 2017, according to ESPN. The Bruins had dropped three straight to the Trojans under Jim Mora Jr before he was sacked on Sunday Nov. 19. He was hired by UCLA in December of 2011.

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Offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch will move up to finish out the season, but the rumors about Mora's replacement already were flying, with former OR and National Football League coach Chip Kelly's name being floated as a prime contender. The Bruins finish the regular season at home against California on Friday, needing a win to be bowl-eligible.

The Bruins won 10 games in Mora's second and third seasons, tying the modest school record for victories in a season. Rosen's 350 passing yards per game haven't been enough. However, UCLA was 17-19 since 2015.

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