Jedd Fisch did not envision his first opportunity to be a head coach coming like this.
“We love Coach (Jim) Mora, my family loves Coach Mora, my daughters can’t get enough of him and it’s been a very sad 24 hours,” Fisch said Monday of how he and the team processed Mora’s firing on Sunday.
Fisch is UCLA’s interim head coach tasked with keeping the team together for one more chance at a bowl game. He plans to use Mora as motivation to do so.
“My mind is 100 percent on trying to trying to get our seniors to 6-0 (at home) and to leave Coach Mora’s legacy as one that he was able to get five out of his six teams to bowl games,” Fisch said.
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- First look at Cal
- Video interviews from Monday
- Prized recruit Dorian Thompson-Robinson reaffirmed his commitment to UCLA
- But the Bruins lost a 2019 pledge in linebacker Jonathan Perkins:
— Jonathan Perkins (@Jperkins_21) November 21, 2017