Fisch has spent the past two seasons working under Jim Harbaugh at the University of Michigan as the quarterbacks coach, wide receivers coach and passing game coordinator. Before joining Harbaugh’s staff at Michigan, Fisch spent two seasons under Gus Bradley as the offensive coordinator for the Jacksonville Jaguars. He was Miami’s offensive coordinator for Al Golden’s first two seasons in 2011 and 2012. In 2012, Miami’s offense was ranked 16th in the nation in yards per play and 25th in passing. He was the QB coach for the Seattle Seahawks in 2010 under Pete Carroll.
In 2016, with Fisch as the Wolverines passing game coordinator and splitting play-calling duties with Tim Drevno, Michigan was No. 1 in the Big Ten in scoring and No. 2 in passing offense — despite breaking in a new QB. In his two years in Ann Arbor, Michigan went from No. 13 in the Big Ten in scoring at just 20.9 ppg the year before Fisch and Jim Harbaugh arrived to 31.4 ppg in 2015 to another big jump this fall.
Fisch’s hiring is subject to approval by the UC Regents. UCLA will likely make a formal announcement sometime this week.