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Rams hire former UCLA offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch

LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Rams added another recognizable name to their coaching staff on Wednesday, hiring former UCLA offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch as a senior offensive assistant.

Fisch will play a major role in the Rams' game-day management and oversee a lot of their situational work, while also helping a bit on offense. Fisch and head coach Sean McVay, who turned 32 on Wednesday, have known one another for quite some time.

Fisch, 41, was hired 12 months ago to serve as UCLA's offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, working with potential top-five pick Josh Rosen. Fisch then became the interim coach after Jim Mora was fired around the middle of November, leading the Bruins to a bowl game with a win over Jared Goff's alma mater, Cal.

Fisch served as the Jacksonville Jaguars' offensive coordinator from 2013 to 2014, then spent two years working under Jim Harbaugh at Michigan, serving as quarterbacks coach, wide-receivers coach and passing-game coordinator. Prior to that, Fisch coached Seattle Seahawks quarterbacks (2010) and Denver Broncos wide receivers (2008), with stops at Miami and Minnesota in between.

On the Rams, offensive coordinator Matt LaFleur and quarterbacks coach Zac Taylor -- promoted after Greg Olson left to become the Oakland Raiders' offensive coordinator -- will be the main voices for Goff.