UCLA Head Football Coach Fired After Loss to USC

Ruben Hill
November 20, 2017

UCLA went 37-16 over Mora's first four years in charge and finished in the top-3 of the Pac-12 South each season.

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

And UCLA produced four of the five best seasons in total offense in school history during Mora's reign.

UCLA Bruins head coach Jim Mora on the sidelines in the third quarter of a game against the USC Trojans, on November 18, 2017, played at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, CA.

The firing comes just over a year after Mora and UCLA agreed to a two-year contract extension through 2021.

Offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch will serve as the interim coach with one regular-season game remaining, against California on Friday night at the Rose Bowl. "We thank Jim and his family for his service to our school and his unquestionable commitment to our student-athletes". The former National Football League coach won 29 games in his first three seasons, but with starting quarterback Josh Rosen, UCLA is 17-19 since 2015, including 10-16 in the Pac-12.

Guerrero will be assisted in the coaching search by former Bruin quarterback and NFL Hall of Famer Troy Aikman, Bruin alumnus and donor Casey Wasserman and Senior Associate Athletic Director for External Relations Josh Rebholz.

"We have no set timeline to make a hire but will move as expediently and comprehensively as possible", Guerrero said. "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". After winning 9, 9, 10 and 8 games in his first four years, UCLA dropped to 4-8 in 2016 and is 5-6 this season following a 28-23 loss to arch-rival USC on Sunday.

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