First, UCLA needed an NCAA waiver to become bowl-eligible once more after falling to 6-7.
Now the Bruins are going to beckon the NCAA once more.
During a conference call with reporters this morning to announce the hiring of Jim L. Mora as head coach, athletic director Dan Guerrero said that the school will apply for a waiver to allow for two simultaneous staffs during the lead-up to the bowl – a bowl staff and a transitional staff – similar to the situation at Ohio State with Urban Meyer.
Mora, who will take the NCAA recruiting test once he gets to Los Angeles early next week, will attempt to be able to assemble a group to recruit immediately.
One name that is garnering a lot of buzz for that staff? SMU offensive line coach Adrian Klemm, who was named non-BCS recruiter of the year by Rivals.com. Klemm has been a poacher for the Mustangs, snagging abundant talent Southern California, and with Mora’s lack of recruiting experience – check that, zero recruiting experience – a guy who is already plugged in is a must-have for the new head coach.