In the end, he bungled the talents of a likely top 5 NFL Draft pick.
Jim Mora Jr. has been relieved of his duties per this press release from UCLA.
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.”
The terms of Mora’s contract will be honored by UCLA Athletics, exclusively using department-generated funds.
In six seasons at UCLA, Mora compiled a 46-30 record, leading the Bruins to a pair of school record-tying 10-win seasons, winning the PAC-12 South in 2013 and taking the Bruins to four bowl games, including victories in the Sun Bowl (2013) and Alamo Bowl (2014). Under Mora, Bruin teams produced four of the top five best total offensive season outputs in school history. Twenty-five Bruins were selected in the NFL Draft during Mora’s tenure.