Mora: Klemm firing ‘is in the best interest of the program’

UCLA football practice at California State University in San Bernardino, Saturday, Aug., 9, 2014. (Eric Reed/For LANG)

UCLA football practice at California State University in San Bernardino, Saturday, Aug., 9, 2014. (Eric Reed/For LANG)

UCLA officially announced the firing of offensive line coach and run game coordinator Adrian Klemm on Monday. Reports of the coaching change surfaced Sunday night.

The Bruins have coaching vacancies at running back and offensive line with National Signing Day quickly approaching on Feb. 1. UCLA just split with one of its top recruiters and has only three offensive line commits: Kanan Ray from Sierra Canyon High, Jaxson Kirkland from Jesuit High in Portland, Ore., and Jax Wacaser from Saguaro High in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Here is head coach Jim Mora‘s full statement on the firing, released by the school:

“Adrian is a friend, which makes change difficult sometimes. But right now, this is what is in the best interest of the program. I know Adrian will be successful in all his future endeavors. He has played a major role in the lives of the young men he has coached and mentored here in Westwood, many of whom now have careers in the NFL. I want to thank him for that commitment to our student-athletes over the years and his dedication to this program.  Most of all, I want to wish him all the best moving forward.”

  • JustOwns

    What ration of Mora s**t.

    This should have been done at the same time KP got his kick the can down the road invitation.

    Mora’s integrity quotient hovers at – 4.

    • j metaphor

      JO
      “It should have been done at the same time KP got his kick”
      I think Mora did what you wanted him to do.
      Out of curiosity, why at the same time as K.P?

      • JustOwns

        Mora had to have some idea the Bruin season was a loser long about the 10/15 loss to Wazzu.

        UCLA finished either 122, 123, or 124th in CFB net yards rushing. It’s well known someone has to block for a running game to work. Klemm’s/Mora’s O/L, at least on paper looked good, but failed miserably.

        Rosen was assassinated behind Klemm’s O/L, after which JimmyBall inserted his unprepared backup.

        If KP is held responsible for the ugly Bruin Offense, surely Klemm should have been kicking the same can down the road.

        Mora has had plenty of time to recruit a new O/L coach, so why wait to fire Klemm two weeks from LOI day?

    • Sas…A.K.A…SamBam

      How has the reaction from the OLINE commits been Ownszy?

      • gotroy22

        This well-timed firing should scatter the 3 stars to other Pac 12 schools.

        • JustOwns

          More Fox News verbatim BS.

          • 88 Straight

            3 stars is 3 more stars than Trump can get to perform at his inauguration. I think he is trying to line up Jared from Subway if he can get a weekend furlough and maybe Julian Assange of Wikileaks if he can get him out of the Ecuadoran Embassy.

          • gotroy22

            And we know how much approval means to you, Kissy 86er.

          • JustOwns

            Missed it. I live about 100 miles south of Westwood.

            But like 95% of republicans, you’d rather lie than than tell the truth.

          • gotroy22

            Like 100% of Dumbocrats you need a sense of humor transplant.

          • http://amillennialist.blogspot.com Santiago Matamoros

            It’s true that far too many Republicans endorsed Donald Trump before he was the only viable alternative to Hillary, but to demonize Republicans without condemning also the party of Socialism, racial division, antagonism, and dependence, child slaughter, and the mainstreaming of Islamic anti-Semitism indicates a severe lack of intellectual integrity.

            (By the way, most Republicans did not vote for Trump, who can’t even define “Conservative.”)

          • gotroy22

            Huh? Fox News cares about ruin recruits?

          • http://amillennialist.blogspot.com Santiago Matamoros

            It’s true that several Fox personalities are shameless shills for the other pathologically-lying liberal from New York, but to imply that only Fox is biased is incredibly dishonest.

            (Perhaps it’s hard to tell since the mainstream media is the propaganda arm of the Democrat Party.)

        • Sas…A.K.A…SamBam

          No big deal?

        • jameskatt

          Klemm was already scattering potential recruits to other schools. His NCAA violation has been toxic for the last 2 years and would have lasted until 2018.

      • JustOwns

        I give? Enlighten us.

        • Sas…A.K.A…SamBam

          I was asking you. Seriously.

          • JustOwns

            Do I think Mora can pull a live rabbit out of his hate: No.

            However, should he land Pat Hill as the O/L coach, then things might perk up.

            Hill knows all about running downhill. He was the Fresno St. HC when the Bulldog ran over bozo u in the ’83(?) Freedom Bowl.

            That was an awesome ( I can count the # of times I’ve used awesome in the last 50 years on 1 finger.” Bulldog O/L.

          • Sas…A.K.A…SamBam

            I was a young child when we lost that freedom bowl. Hill was canned from Fresno St. Are you sure that’s the road you want to go down?

          • JustOwns

            I wish Mora was canned.

            But to answer you question, I saw that game and the Bulldogs.were positively heavy duty.

            If Hill can resurrected that Bulldog O/L efficiency at UCLA he’d be more than welcome.

            I just wonder if Mora would feel secure with Hill at UCLA.

          • UCLA Dynasty

            Pat Hill was not at Fresno when the Bulldogs beat the SUCs. According to Wikipedia Hill became coach in 1997. He had a 4-7 bowl record. He hasn’t coached in 3 years.

    • gotroy22

      Mora should try waiting on firing an assistant until he has a replacement lined up.

      • JustOwns

        In my opinion, Mora should resign today.

        He should have his staff in place, but, instead he has spent 2 months playing his fiddle, and only now decides to fire his dear, dear, dear friend. What crock of JimmyBall BS.

        • gotroy22

          It is a mystery what he has been doing since Hundley left.

        • jameskatt

          Why resign when UCLA will pay him $20 million? That amiunt of money makes him able to tell anyone to stick it where the sun don’t shine.

          • JustOwns

            That is a giant fallacy.

  • https://www.facebook.com/thekindcompany1 Steve W, MD

    Thuc Nhi, what’s the status of Rosen’s shoulder? Thx

    • Thuc Nhi Nguyen

      I don’t think there have been any setbacks in his recovery but still cautious about setting a timeline in terms of his return to the field for spring ball.

      • https://www.facebook.com/thekindcompany1 Steve W, MD

        thank you!

  • UCLA Dynasty

    Beau Baldwin at OC and Greatwood on OL at Cal. Wilcox is one day in and already made 2 better coaching hires. WTH Guerrero?

  • Tman

    I agree, should have been done soon after CKP was let go. Honestly, Eric Yarber should be next, our WR’s have not evolved under his tutelage.

    • JustOwns

      Mora is in charge = 4 – 8 record.

      • gotroy22

        Maybe this is part of UC President Janet Napolitano’s plan to de-emphasize sexist homophobic violent football and replace it with rhythmic gymnastics?