UCLA Football: Bruins Hire DeShaun Foster as Running Backs Coach, Hank Fraley as New OL Coach


The UCLA Football team has filled out their coaching staff with two bold hires. Former Bruin DeShaun Foster is the new running backs coach and Hank Fraley will take over the offensive linemen duties.

The staff is set. UCLA Football now has all of their coaches in place and can move forward into the next episode of the Jim Mora era.

On Friday, Bruin Report Online reported that the Bruins have filled out two positions, as well as relieving a coach of his duties.

First off, former UCLA legend DeShaun Foster has been named the new running backs coach, replacing former OC Kennedy Polamalu, who he worked under in previous years.

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Last season Foster was the RB coach at Texas Tech, which came after three years under Polamalu as a Bruin graduate assistant.

Foster played at UCLA from 1998-2001 and amassed 3,087 yards which put him at 5th on the all-time UCLA rushing list.

With his experience and complete focus to the running backs, there is hope the Bruins can drastically improve the run game.

UCLA also hired NFL veteran Hank Fraley who served as assistant O-line coach for the Minnesota Vikings since 2014.

And what about now former QB Coach Marques Tuiasosopo? He is heading to Cal to take the same position under new Head Coach Justin Wilcox.

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This completes UCLA’s offensive coaching staff in the eyes of Fisch. With his multi-look offense, the Bruins should now be able find an identity which can help the overall scheme of UCLA Football. Though time will tell if these moves will help the Bruins, it is good to know that the coaching station is settled and can now move foreward.