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Jedd Fisch tries to galvanize UCLA as it moves on from the Jim Mora era

Jedd Fisch tries to galvanize UCLA as it moves on from the Jim Mora era

A new, uneasy dawn of UCLA football broke Monday morning with interim coach Jedd Fisch guiding the Bruins through their first practice since Jim Mora was fired.

Fisch called the situation “by far the hardest challenge” of his coaching career, with players dealing with the emotional fallout of Mora’s dismissal Sunday and heading into a shortened week that ends with a game against California on Friday night at the Rose Bowl.

“It’s a very, very difficult circumstance,” said Fisch, who will continue to call plays as the offensive coordinator.

Fisch, 41, acknowledged that he would like to be considered for the head coaching job — “I think that anybody would like to be the...

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