Here are nine candidates for the UCLA job worth keeping an eye on.
Jedd Fisch, Michigan's former quarterbacks and wide receivers coach and passing-game coordinator, was named interim head football coach at the Los Angeles-based school on Sunday.
UCLA is moving on from Jim Mora, and it has tapped a former coach under Jim Harbaugh to be its head guy for the time being.
UCLA must pay more than $12 million to buy out the remainder of Mora's contract, which runs through 2021. To eat that kind of money, especially in the wake of massive facility improvements, implies UCLA is going for broke on a splashy coaching hire.
UCLA still could become bowl-eligible with a season-ending victory over the Golden Bears (5-6) under Fisch, who joined the program from MI this season and immediately rebuilt the Bruins' offense into a solid unit.
Rosen has been anointed as a potential No. 1 pick since he arrived on campus, but even though he continues to look like a budding pro star, UCLA has gone 17-19 in the past three seasons, losing to USC each year. The Bruins won just 10 of Mora's last 27 games.
It's hard to imagine that Kelly won't be at or near the top of UCLA's list.
Mora's biggest downfall is being labeled a defensive coach but putting out the 119th ranked defense per the S&P+ in all of FBS football. Rosen's 350 passing yards per game haven't been enough.
UCLA outgained USC 421-264 in the rivals' crosstown showdown on Saturday night, but Trojans coach Clay Helton improved to 3-0 against Mora. They will continue to fight back.