UCLA football coach Jim Mora has been fired.
On Sunday afternoon, the Bruins announced Mora was relieved of his duties following the team’s loss to the rival USC Trojans.
“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 UCLA athletic director Dan Guerrero in a statement released by the university.
“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.”
During his six years at UCLA, Mora recorded an overall record of 46-30. This season, UCLA sits at 5-6.
The search for a new head coach will begin immediately.
Offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch will serve as interim head coach for the remainder of the season.