[UPDATED] Report: UCLA Hires Reggie Moore as Recievers Coach

According to a published report this morning, the scoop Dumpdorrell.com identified last night regarding UCLA's hire of Reggie Moore seems to be confirmed.  Still no word from UCLA, but here's the report:

North Dakota State assistant football coach Reggie Moore - the cog behind a recruiting pipeline to Houston - is taking a similar position with UCLA.

The opening is a direct result of the Bruins hiring Rick Neuheisel as their head coach this week. Neuheisel was Moore's position coach at UCLA when Moore played for the Bruins. Neuheisel then hired Moore as a graduate assistant in 2003 when he was the head coach at the University of Washington.

Obviously, Coach Neu isn't wasting any time assembling his staff.  And it's great to welcome back another UCLA alumni back home.  Here is Moore's official bio from the Bison's website.  And here is more from Tracy Pierson on the UCLA/Moore/Neuheisel connection:

Neuheisel spent six seasons (1988-93) as an assistant coach at his alma mater. During his final four years he tutored the wide receivers, helping to develop some of UCLA's all-time great receivers, such as J.J. Stokes, Kevin Jordan and Sean LaChapelle. In 1993, Stokes helped the Bruins reach the Rose Bowl while setting school records with 82 receptions, 1,181 yards (since broken) and 17 touchdowns. LaChapelle made 73 receptions in 1991 and Jordan made 45 as a sophomore in Neuheisel's last year (1993). In 1990, three Bruins - Scott Miller, Reggie Moore and LaChapelle - all made at least 35 receptions for at least 600 yards.

As you may recall, Moore was in the mix last time around.  Here is a blurb from last February from Dohn:

Former UCLA receiver Reggie Moore is in the mix for the vacant receivers job, sources told me a few hours ago. Moore spent the last three seasons at North Dakota State working with the wide receivers, and is the third person interviewed by coach Karl Dorrell who played at UCLA.

UCLA part-time intern Eric Scott and San Jose State receivers coach Brent Brennan also interviewed for the job Moore played in the NFL with the New York Jets and Los Angeles Rams as a receiver and return specialist.

As I mentioned in the comments, I'm not disappointed at all in letting Scott go.  UCLA doesn't need guys hanging out with thugs mid-day in Norwalk.

It's a Neu day my friends. Another day, another good move by Neuheisel.  Let's hope this keeps rolling.

UPDATE  -M:   As Free the 16 noted in the comment thread, UCLA has made a formal announcement type thingy:

Former UCLA wide receiver Reggie Moore will join the Bruin football staff in a position yet to be determined, head coach Rick Neuheisel announced today.

"Reggie is a great Bruin and he will be an asset to our staff," said Neuheisel. "I haven't put all the pieces to the puzzle together yet, but he has a lot of experience in different areas. One thing I do know is that he will be involved in alumni relations."

Yes, you read that right.  A "position yet to be determined."  So maybe Scott's not out.  Or maybe Neu is waiting on his OC hire.  We'll see.

GO BRUINS.

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