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BREAKING: UCLA Bruins Fires Head Coach Jim Mora Jr. On His Birthday
Happy Birthday, Jim Mora Jr. Here’s your pink slip.
One day after The UCLA Bruins lost 28-23 to the UC Trojans, dropping them to 5-6 on the year — The school made the decision to part ways with head coach Jim Mora Jr.
To make matters worse, they made the decision on his birthday.
Breaking: UCLA fires coach Jim Mora pic.twitter.com/qNfsXmGgSq
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) November 19, 2017
Here’s the statement from the team:
University of California, Los Angeles Director of Athletics Dan Guerrero announced today that Head Football Coach Jim Mora has been relieved of his duties, effective immediately. Offensive Coordinator Jedd Fisch will serve as Interim Head Coach for the remainder of the season.
“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,” said Guerrero. “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.”
Jim Mora’s final record against Pac-12 opponents as UCLA HC: • 5-1: Arizona, Colorado • 2-1: Oregon State, Washington • 3-2: California • 3-3: Arizona State, Utah, USC • 1-2: Oregon, Washington State • 0-7: Stanford