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UCLA hires Michigan's Jedd Fisch as offensive coordinator

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Posted at 12:30 PM, Jan 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-05 14:11:23-05

UCLA has hired Michigan assistant coach Jedd Fisch as the team's new offensive coordinator, the university announced on Thursday.

Fisch, 40, has spent the past two seasons as Michigan's passing game coordinator and quarterbacks/wide receivers coach.

He helped Wilton Speight earn third-team All-Big Ten  honors in his first year as starter, and helped Jake Rudock become the second quarterback in school history to pass for 3,000 yards last season.

Fisch also helped Jake Butt, Jehu Chesson and Amara Darboh become the first trio of receiver in U-M history to eclipse the 50-catch and 500-yard receiving mark in a season.

"UCLA is known for attracting high-caliber and high-character student-athletes," said Fisch. "The opportunity to mentor these types of young men is extremely exciting, as is the chance to work with Coach Mora.  I've said many times how fortunate I have been throughout my career to learn from some tremendous mentors, and this opportunity is no different.  My family and I cannot wait to get out to Westwood and hit the ground running."

"Jedd Fisch is a talented offensive mind who groomed a new starting quarterback for us each year that he was at Michigan. The UCLA coaching staff will be receiving someone who possesses a wealth of knowledge, great enthusiasm and a positive attitude," Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh said. "Jedd's reputation as a relentless coast-to-coast recruiter will unquestionably benefit the Bruins going forward. I wish Jedd, Amber and the Fisch family nothing but success and prosperity in the Pac-12 as part of the UCLA Bruins Football coaching staff."