UCLA links: Jedd Fisch takes the reins

Jedd Fisch (left) celebrates with Josh Rosen after beating Texas A&M on Sunday, Sept. 3. (Photo by Keith Birmingham/Pasadena Star News/SCNG)

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.

More on Fisch, his new position and how the team took Sunday’s news.

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