UCLA Football: OL coach Hank Fraley is heading to the Detroit Lions


The UCLA football team has lost their second coach in one day as former offensive line coach Hank Farley has taken a job with the Detroit Lions.

It is not a good day for the UCLA football team as they have lost two position coaches in the same day. It was announced this morning that former OL/DL/TE coach Angus McClure was leaving Westwood for Nevada. Just a short time ago, an announcement was made by the Detroit Lions, welcoming Hank Fraley as the O-line assistant coach.

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Fraley had only been with UCLA for one year, but he accomplished a lot in that time. In 2016, the Bruins were near the bottom of the national rushing stats as they could only muster 84.2 yards per game (125th out of 128).

Though it was not a huge jump, UCLA moved up to 112th this past season, not great, but it was progress as UCLA averaged 116.4 yards per game, more than 32 yards than the previous season.

From his first spring practice, Fraley was dedicated to improving the production of the line. He took the time to explain what he wafrom giants players and how he wants it executed, which led to the overall improvement. Though the run game still needed work, Fraley’s line had allowed QB Josh Rosen to throw for 3,756 yards, the 14th most in the nation and second in the Pac-12.

With Fraley moving on, recently hired offensive line graduate assistant and former Oregon linemen under Kelly, Ramsen Golpashin looks to take over.

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The line needs work, but it should be in good hands with Kelly and his staff who are looking to develop the current UCLA O-line to match the coach’s system. This past signing day, UCLA hand landed four linemen with 4-star OG Chris Murray highlighting the position group, so that’s a start.