It sounds like UCLA has found their next defensive coordinator.
Tom Bradley, assistant head coach for the Mountaineers in 2014 appears to be leaving the Gold & Blue for the west coast, and UCLA according to reports.
It was first reported by the Bruin Report Online.
While Bradley is still going through the vetting process, the site reports the deal is “close to done.”
BGS.com will have more as it develops.
Sources indicate to BGS that Bradley’s name has been submitted by UCLA head coach Jim Mora to be approved by the UCLA administration. This is the second time UCLA has had interest in the former Penn State defensive coordinator. Bradley was considered for the position after then UCLA defensive coordinator Lou Spanos left for the NFL last season.
Bradley was a defensive assistant at West Virginia this past season after taking two years off following the Sandusky scandal at Penn State where he was a long time defensive coordinator.
If this hire does get approved WVU head coach Dana Holgorsen will have an open coaching position available for the 2015 season. It is currently presumed that Holgorsen will look to fill a void on the offensive staff left by former offensive coordinator/ quarterbacks coach Shannon Dawson who left earlier this year to take the open offensive coordinator position at the University of Kentucky.
WVU currently has 6 defensive assist coaches on the staff, including Bradley. Former University of Charlotte defensive coordinator Bruce Tall was hired by WVU this past offseason to take over as defensive line coach for the Mountaineers, a position held by Bradley last season.