UCLA Football: Angus McClure is leaving Westwood for Nevada

PHOENIX, AZ - DECEMBER 26: Offensive lineman Jax Wacaser
PHOENIX, AZ - DECEMBER 26: Offensive lineman Jax Wacaser /

It is a sad day in Westwood as long-time UCLA football coach, Angus McClure is leaving the Bruins to take on an assistant role with the Nevada Wolfpack.

It looks as though the UCLA football coaching staff is still in flux after the firing of Jim Mora and the hiring of Chip Kelly.

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It was reported this morning by Fox Sports reporter Bruce Feldman that long-time UCLA coach Angus McClure is leaving Westwood for Reno as he has accepted a position as offensive line and assistant head coach.

McClure has been with the Bruins since 2007 when he was hired by Karl Dorrell. Since then, under Rick Neuheisel and Jim Mora, he held several coaching positions including O-line, D-line and special teams. Under Kelly, McClure was moving over to tight ends after leading the defensive line the last few seasons.

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More importantly, McClure was going to retain his position as recruiting coordinator, a role he thrived in and was a huge factor in UCLA recruiting the last few seasons. Just last week, UCLA had landed the 18th best recruiting class in the nation, according to 247Sports. McClure was once again a big reason for that.

It is expected that Washington State inside receivers coach Derek Sage will fill the coaching spot left vacant by McClure.

Since Kelly got to Westwood, he has overhauled the entire coaching staff, but retained several from the Mora regime.

Along with McClure, Kelly kept most of the offensive coaches including DeShaun Foster (RB), Jimmie Dougherty (WR) and Hank Fraley (OL). Unfortunately, there is a chance that Fraley could leave as reports have indicated that he is a candidate for a position with the Detroit Lions.

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