Since the departure of offensive coordinator Noel Mazzone to Texas A&M, UCLA head coach Jim Mora has overhauled nearly his entire offensive staff.
Mora promoted running backs coach Kennedy Polamalu to the role of offensive coordinator, but not before he reportedly offered the role to Alabama offensive coordinator and former USC head coach Lane Kiffin. Mora also hired Marques Tuiasosopo to be the quarterbacks coach and Rip Scherer as the tight ends coach.
“As we continue to evolve as a program and tailor our philosophies and schemes to the strengths of our players, what you will see is a multifaceted offense incorporating tight ends and fullbacks into our schemes,” said Mora, per Yahoo Sports. “Our objective is to be a big, strong and physical offensive unit that has flexibility of personnel groupings. I know we have the right men in Kennedy, Marques and Rip to implement this philosophy."
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UCLA’s new offense could end up looking a lot like the one employed by Stanford head coach David Shaw. Stanford, along with Oregon, has dominated the Pac-12 since 2009.
With national signing day upcoming, it is imperative that UCLA brings in the type of players that will fit this new offense.