UCLA fires head coach Jim Mora

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Saturday's loss to USC proved to be the last for Jim Mora at UCLA, as the university announced Sunday that it has relieved the head coach of his duties effective immediately.

"Making a coaching change is never easy, but it's an especially difficult decision when you know that a coach has given his all to our University," UCLA athletic director Dan Guerrero said in a statement.

"Jim helped reestablish our football program, and was instrumental in so many ways in moving the program forward. While his first four seasons at UCLA were very successful, the past two seasons have not met expectations. We thank Jim and his family for his service to our school and his unquestionable commitment to our student athletes."

Guerrero also confirmed that offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch will take over as interim head coach for the rest of the season, and that a national search for a new head coach will begin immediately.

Mora's tenure at UCLA concludes with an overall record of 46-30, highlighted by two bowl victories coming in succession in 2013 and 2014.

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