Pac-12: Reggie Moore

Staff changes: UCLA

March, 8, 2011
Only Oregon and Washington didn't experience any staff turnover this offseason, so we're running through the staff changes for the other 10 Pac-12 teams.

Next up is UCLA , which went through considerable -- and highly public -- staff upheaval this offseason.

Team in parenthesis is where the departing coach ended up.

Norm Chow, offensive coordinator/QBs (Utah)
Reggie Moore, receivers

Mike Johnson, offensive coordinator/WRs
Head coach Rick Neuheisel will coach QBs

Chuck Bullough, defensive coordinator (Cleveland Browns)

Joe Tresey, defensive coordinator

Todd Howard, defensive line (Washington State)

Inoke Breckterfield, defensive line

Jim Mastro, tight ends/F-backs
(A GA worked with TEs in 2010)

Reaction: Well, it was a messy offseason -- at least in terms of public perception -- as Neuheisel re-made his staff. He faces a make-or-break campaign in 2011. But at least you can say this: This is Neuheisel's staff. When he was hired before the 2008 season, his staff was in some ways forced upon him, particularly Chow and defensive coordinator DeWayne Walker. Further, the Bruins biggest question heading into spring practices is quarterback. And that's the position Neuheisel will coach. So, really -- pass or fail -- this season should provide a fair window to assess where the program is under Neuheisel. Johnson and Neuheisel know each other well from their days with the Baltimore Ravens, so they should be able to work together. The hiring of Mastro away from Nevada means that both get an expert in the Wolf Pack pistol offense who can help them incorporate however many elements they want to this season. Tresey wasn't the first choice on defense, but he's got a solid resume and likes to attack, which should be appealing to fans. Breckterfield, 33, was a star at Oregon State who might inject some fire into a unit that sometimes lacked it. Still, with this much turnover, there's a lot to get done before the Bruins visit Houston on Sept. 3.

Pac-10 weekend update

December, 20, 2010
Checking in with the news items from the weekend that was.
  • The big news was UCLA, which announced the firing of two coaches: defensive coordinator Chuck Bullough and receivers coach Reggie Moore. Moreover, coach Rick Neuheisel is clearly conflicted on bringing offensive coordinator Norm Chow back: "The offense is still a place I'm evaluating and Norm as the coordinator is certainly in that category," he said Saturday. As for Bullough, Neuheisel's interest in using more 3-4 schemes on defense -- Bullough was a 4-3 guy -- might suggest he's eyeballing a coach with an NFL background. Here's the LA Times on the firings. And the LA Daily News.
  • Arizona won't have co-coordinators on defense in 2011. After Greg Brown left for Colorado, Wildcats coach Mike Stoops decided that Tim Kish will be the solo defensive coordinator going forward. But that means that Stoops still needs to hire a new defensive line coach -- Mike Tuiasosopo also left for Colorado -- and secondary coach, which Brown oversaw.
  • USC's defensive line, which already lost Jurrell Casey to the NFL draft, took another hit with the transfer of Hebron Fangupo to BYU. While Fangupo fell short of his early promise with the Trojans -- injuries seemed to be a constant problem -- that's a significant loss of a big body inside as a position of strength starts to thin.
  • And, finally, is this guy -- the best prep offensive lineman in the nation -- back in play for a Pac-12 school?



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