Jedd Fisch hired by Rams

UCLA interim coach Jedd Fisch talks to his players during the first half of an NCAA college football game against California, Friday, Nov. 24, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

UCLA will not have an official offensive coordinator on its new staff under Chip Kelly, and its old one will not have to venture too far for his new job.

After one year at UCLA, former offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch has been hired as a senior offensive analyst for the Rams, the team announced Wednesday.

Fisch will be working with his eighth team in the past 11 seasons, but for the first time in almost a decade, the 41-year-old assistant and his family don’t have to move across state lines to start his new job.

He has previously talked about his friendship with Rams head coach Sean McVay. Fisch was reportedly in contention for the offensive coordinator job at Missouri before the Tigers hired Derek Dooley.

Fisch, who took over as interim head coach after Jim Mora was fired, was popular among UCLA players for his energetic personality and attention to detail.