UCLA’s search for a defensive coordinator is over.
Former longtime Penn State assistant Tom Bradley will fill that position for the Bruins, ESPN confirmed this afternoon. The program has not yet made an official announcement.
Bradley’s status as the leading candidate for the UCLA opening surfaced last week. He is the Bruins’ third defensive coordinator in as many years, following Jeff Ulbrich — who became the Atlanta Falcons linebackers coach earlier this month — and Lou Spanos.
Bradley worked as West Virginia’s associated head coach last year, and also worked in broadcasting following his decades-long stint in State College. He led several top-10 defenses at Penn State as a coordinator from 2000 to 2011, and served as the team’s interim head coach after the dismissal of Joe Paterno.
Here is last week’s look at the longtime PSU assistant, including former West Virginia athletic director Oliver Luck’s strong endorsement of him regarding the Sandusky scandal.