Earlier this week, UCLA football coach Jim Mora added Jedd Fisch to his staff as the new offensive coordinator.
Fisch runs a pro-style offense and is looking to take over one of the most stagnant units in the Power 5, which ranked No. 81 in the nation during the 2016 campaign.
On Thursday, Mora discussed the hiring and why he went with a more traditional approach.
According to Mora, the decision to go with Fisch and his pro-style offense was because he is not a believer in the spread offense. Mora explained his stance with a less than accurate comment.
UCLA's Jim Mora: "I didn't really talk to anyone that runs a spread. As far as I know, spread teams have never won a national championship."
— Greg Beacham (@gregbeacham) January 5, 2017
You see, Jim, that’s simply not true.
Florida twice, Auburn once, Ohio State once, Oklahoma, Texas… https://t.co/nm9HnfPwQr
— BUM CHILLUPS (@edsbs) January 5, 2017
So while UCLA will be hoping that they can rebound from a disappointing 4-8 campaign with their pro-style approach, Mora appears to be very out of touch with the success of a high-flying, spread offense.
Let’s hope Fisch is more up to date with the times. After all, he’ll have the biggest say on the offensive side of the ball.