Editor’s note: This article has been updated to include reports from the Los Angeles Times and the Los Angeles Daily News.
It’s the news that Bruin fans have been waiting for since the season ended.
Adrian Klemm has been fired.
Scout.com’s National Director of Recruiting Brandon Huffman was the first to report the news on Twitter.
Here’s his tweet:
#UCLA and offensive line coach Adrian Klemm have parted ways, according to sources...— Brandon Huffman (@BrandonHuffman) January 16, 2017
After Huffman tweeted the news, other news outlets confirmed it. Ben Bolch of the LA Times wrote:
UCLA has parted ways with offensive line coach Adrian Klemm less than three weeks before signing day, a person close to the situation confirmed Sunday on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to disclose the information publicly.
Meanwhile, on the Daily News website, Thuc Nhi Nguyen writes:
With only about two weeks left until National Signing Day, UCLA fired one of its top recruiters.
UCLA has parted ways with offensive line coach and run game coordinator Adrian Klemm, sources confirmed Sunday night.
Klemm is the first assistant to go since new offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch was hired a few weeks ago. Klemm has been under fire for some time. UCLA was unable to run the football effectively all season in 2016. In 2014, UCLA was tied for 114th out of 125 FBS schools in sacks allowed. In 2013, the Bruins were tied for 105th of 123 schools. In 2012, UCLA was 118th of 120 FBS schools in sacks allowed.
UCLA now has two offensive assistant vacancies. They still need to fill the running back coach vacancy that was created when offensive coordinator Kennedy Polamalu was fired and, now, Jim Mora is looking for a new offensive line coach.