UCLA coach Kelly adds Azzinaro as defensive coordinator
LOS ANGELES (AP) New UCLA coach Chip Kelly added defensive coordinator Jerry Azzinaro and linebackers coach Don Pellum to his staff Tuesday.
Azzinaro worked under Kelly at Oregon from 2009-12 and again with the NFL's Philadelphia Eagles (2013-15) and San Francisco 49ers (2016). He was the defensive line coach at California this season.
''I'm excited to be joining the coaching staff at UCLA,'' Azzinaro said. ''I know Coach Kelly will put together a tremendous group that will have the expertise and knowledge to capitalize on an opportunity to build one of the top programs in the Pac-12 and the nation.''
The Bruins landed Kelly last month with a five-year, $23.3 million deal to replace Jim Mora
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