UCLA has promoted running backs coach Kennedy Polamalu to offensive coordinator, according to 247 Sports.
Polamalu had been in his previous role since 2013 and replaces Noel Mazzone, who on Thursday agreed to a three-year-deal to become Texas A&M’s offensive coordinator.
Polamalu, 52, has coaching experience that dates back to 1992 and has served at various spots on the college scene as well as in the NFL. He was USC’s offensive coordinator from 2010-2012 and was part of the coaching staff on the 2003 team that won a national championship. His nephew is future Hall of Fame safety Troy Polamalu, who won two Super Bowls and made eight Pro Bowls with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Needless to say, given how strong USC’s offenses were under Polamalu’s watch, this is a solid hire that should keep UCLA contending in the Pac-12 for the foreseeable future.
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