Tag:Chuck Bullough
Posted on: January 22, 2011 3:52 pm
Edited on: January 22, 2011 4:19 pm

Report: Randy Shannon interviewing with UCLA

Posted by Tom Fornelli

Well, now that UCLA has gotten the process of replacing an offensive coordinator it hasn't fired yet, the Bruins are now moving on to finding a replacement for a coach they have fired. According to the Los Angeles Times, former Miami head coach Randy Shannon is in Los Angeles to interview with UCLA for the defensive coordinator position.
Former University of Miami Coach Randy Shannon is being interviewed for the UCLA defensive coordinator job on Saturday, according to a person inside the program who was not authorized to speak on the subject.
Shannon was fired by Miami in November after four seasons as the school's head coach, where he went 28-22. He also spent the six seasons before taking over as head coach as the defensive coordinator at Miami. UCLA fired Chuck Bullough from the position in December, as the Bruins were pretty disappointing on both sides of the ball in 2010.

Whoever ends up replacing Bullough will be taking over a defense that just lost two of its best players to the NFL in Akeem Ayers and Rahim Moore.

UPDATE: Chris Foster now tweets that the Shannon interview will take place on Sunday.
Posted on: December 18, 2010 6:07 pm

Neuheisel fires UCLA defensive coordinator

Posted by Jerry Hinnen

You can't accuse Rick Neuheisel of guaranteeing his staff a thing during UCLA's swan dive to 4-8. So it's no surpise that with the season over, heads have started rolling :

UCLA defensive coordinator Chuck Bullough and wide receiver coach Reggie Moore were fired Saturday morning, according to a source in the program who was not authorized to speak on the subject.

It is the first response to a disappointing 4-8 season, but likely not the last. Coach Rick Neuheisel could not be reached for comment.

That's the Los Angeles Times breaking the news, but Neuheisel would go on the record later to say that Bullough got the ax because the Bruins "were not consistent enough in stopping the run" and that he was "still working" on whether he'd make any other staff changes.

After the kind of campaign the Bruins just endured, it's hard to say anyone on the UCLA coaching roster -- maybe even Neuheisel himself -- would deserve to keep their job, and Bullough is no exception; with his unit ranked 95th in total defense and a miserable 109th in stopping the run ("not consistent enough" is kind), there's no question the defense could use a shakeup.

The only question is how much shaking Neuheisel is willing to do. The guess here is that there's a good deal more to come, since another disaster like 2010 will lead to the head coach's office getting the shakeup at this time next year.



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