Former UCLA offensive coordinator Kennedy Polamalu jumped back to the NFL coaching ranks Friday, as he officially joined the Minnesota Vikings coaching staff, the team announced.
Polamalu was fired after one year as UCLA’s offensive coordinator last season when the Bruins went 4-8. He was replaced by Jedd Fisch earlier this month.
Polamalu last coached in the NFL with the Jacksonville Jaguars from 2005-09. The 53-year-old coach is one of several Vikings with UCLA ties as former Bruin linebackers Anthony Barr and Eric Kendricks also play in Minnesota.