Mike Tuiasosopo to coach outside linebackers, special teams

New assistant coach Mike Tuiasosopo will coach outside linebackers and special teams, UCLA officially announced today.

He fills the role vacated by Jeff Ulbrich, who was promoted to defensive coordinator after Lou Spanos left for the Tennessee Titans last month. Tuiasosopo had spent the bulk of his career as a defensive line coach, most recently at Colorado (2011-12) and Arizona (2004-10).

“With the addition of Mike, we’ve really solidified what is, in my opinion, one of the best coaching staffs in the country,” head coach Jim Mora said in a statement. “Mike brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the position, and we can’t wait to get him here on campus to help us prepare for the upcoming season.”

Ulbrich will continue working with linebackers as coordinator — unsurprising considering his success coaching the unit with the Bruins over the past two years, as well as his 10-year career as an inside linebacker for the San Francisco 49ers.