If Jedd Fisch was looking for an exciting debut to his career as a college coach, he got it. In UCLA’s first game post-Jim Mora, the Bruins used a game-winning kick from J.J. Molson to seal up a 30-27 win over Cal and attain bowl eligibility.
The game, however, did not come without its setbacks. Quarterback Josh Rosen took a hard hit at the end of the first half and was ruled out for the second half. This left Fisch to turn to Devon Modster, a red shirt freshman who had only started one game in his college career, three weeks prior at Utah.
No matter. Fisch and a hurt offense made it work, giving the interim coach his first win at the helm of the program.
“We pulled Josh for some precautionary reasons. We wanna make sure he’s healthy for the bowl game. Josh wants to make sure that he’s ready to go as well” -Jedd Fisch
— UCLA Nation (@UCLA_Nation) November 25, 2017
Jedd Fisch's first press conference as a head coach. He didn't know he was supposed to give an opening statement pic.twitter.com/hoIVaBJt7l
— Hanson Wang (@hansondwang) November 25, 2017