Jedd Fisch to UCLA

Submitted by lilwolve4 on January 2nd, 2017 at 2:24 PM

Jedd Fisch to UCLA as OC per Bruce Feldman on Twitter


Mr. Yost

January 2nd, 2017 at 2:43 PM ^

He has a lot of OC responsibilities.

He's part of the game planning during the week and does have input in games (with playcalling), especially in the passing game.

This is a gut punch because he left for a college program not because he left.

It was always assumed he'd go back to the NFL.


January 2nd, 2017 at 7:29 PM ^

Well you know what they say about assuming...

I get that a lot of (not all) the chatter was that he'd go back to the NFL. My point was its not like he he just took the same job he had at UM and made a lateral or worse move. He took a promotion. Its not really a gut punch to have a position coach leave for what could be a pretty good job too.

It sucks to lose Jedd, it does. But like your own point, it was assumed he would be leaving at some point anyway. 

Mr. Yost

January 2nd, 2017 at 2:45 PM ^

It was...Drevno the main guy, Harbaugh approves. My understanding that Fisch does a lot of the gameplanning and some of the playcalling in the passing game.

Solid recruiter. Always mentioned by the QBs (along with Harbaugh and Drevno). 

Definitely hurts, but we can recover. Harbaugh has options. Problem is most are still in the NFL or he gave him to his BFF Willie Taggert out at USF/Oregon.


January 2nd, 2017 at 2:50 PM ^

I mean, having a guy with NFL OC experience as a passing game coordinator was always a luxury and something no one really expected to go longer than 1-2 years. Initially I think most thought it was just a 1 year old over till he got a new job. 2 years was better than expected. Good for Jedd.

Mr. Yost

January 2nd, 2017 at 2:50 PM ^

You sound so sure of yourself.

That's like saying Hoke went to go coach at Oregon to take over that program. Or Nussmeier comes to Michigan to be HC because Hoke was about to fail.

Maybe he just likes the whether and area and knows Mora runs an NFL style program like Harbaugh? Maybe he wants to be OC again and control his own offense?

Why would UCLA retain Fisch as HC? He's never been a HC. You're can do a little better than that.

Hell, I'd think Chip Kelly would be lining up for that opp if it presented itself. Maybe they'd be rowing the boat in Pasadena? 

I don't think this has anything to do with trying to plan to be a HC when Mora is fired. UCLA will go out and hire a big name for sure.


January 2nd, 2017 at 2:27 PM ^

Hmmmm interesting, they're sticking with the pro style stuff, but hopefully with a more modern twist than Polamalu's. Still think they're screwed as their interior O-Line is awful. Best of luck to Fisch and hopefully he can take advantage of a great opportunity.

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January 2nd, 2017 at 3:52 PM ^

Right?  A Co-OC (with two other people if you count Harbaugh,) because he has proven himself worthy, gets hired as a regular OC.

Tell me how this isn't better than being stuck with an OC/position coach that underperforms because the HC is loyal to a fault?

Give me this 10 times out of 10 compared to Carr's and Hoke's loyalty to a fault, or Rodriguez' meddling in a side of the ball he didn't understand.