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Jim Mora fired as UCLA football coach after USC loss

By in Press Enterprise on November 19, 2017

By Thuc Nhi Nguyen

One day after UCLA lost its third consecutive rivalry game to USC, the school announced it has fired head coach Jim Mora. Offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch will take over as interim head coach as the Bruins (5-6) finish the regular season Friday with a chance to clinch bowl eligibility at home against California.

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“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,” athletic director Dan Guerrero said in a statement. “Jim helped reestablish 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.”

After jumping to the college coaching ranks, the longtime NFL coach started his UCLA tenure with the most wins in school history for a coach in his first three years. He went 29-11 in three seasons, with a trio of wins over crosstown rival USC after the Bruins had […]    

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