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UCLA Fires Jim Mora, Fisch Named Interim Coach

UCLA AD Dan Guerrero does what is needed for the program and fires Jim Mora.

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After Jim Mora’s third straight loss to Southern Cal, Dan Guerrero did what was needed for the future of the football program.

He fired Jim Mora.

Jedd Fisch will serve as the interim head coach for Friday’s game against UC Berkeley.

The search for a new coach will be led by Guerrero, Senior Associate AD Josh Rebholz, Casey Wasserman and Troy Aikman.

Dan Guerrero issued the following statement:

Making a coaching change is never easy, but it's an especially difficult decision when you know that a coach has given his all to our University. Jim helped re-establish our football program, and was instrumental in so many ways in moving the program forward. While his first four seasons at UCLA were very successful, the past two seasons have not met expectations. We thank Jim and his family for his service to our school and his unquestionable commitment to our student-athletes.

I am grateful for the willingness of Josh, Casey and Troy to help us recruit the very best coach to Westwood, as their advice and counsel will be indispensable. We have no set timeline to make a hire but will move as expediently and comprehensively as possible. We will not comment on the search or candidates until we announce a hire, and I would remind our passionate supporters that speculation, rumors and innuendo are just that.

More as this story develops....

Go Bruins!!!