Chuck Bullough was promoted to UCLA's defensive coordinator.
"Chuck is an outstanding coach and is certainly deserving of
the opportunity to lead our defense," Bruins coach Rick Neuheisel
said in a statement Monday. "He is very detail-oriented when it
comes to teaching fundamentals and he has earned the respect of our
players for the job he has done while here at UCLA."
The Bruins' former linebackers coach succeeds DeWayne Walker,
hired as head coach at New Mexico State last month.
Before coming to UCLA, Bullough was a member of the Chicago
Bears' coaching staff from 1999-2003, worked as linebackers coach
and special teams coordinator at Lake Forest College in 2004, and
was linebackers coach at Western Michigan in 2005.
The Bruins also hired former UCLA and Pittsburgh Steelers star
Carnell Lake to coach the team's cornerbacks. The 41-year-old Lake
was a three-year starter for the Bruins before beginning his
12-year NFL career - the first 10 with the Steelers.
"We are thrilled to bring Carnell back to UCLA," Neuheisel
said. "He had a great playing career, both at UCLA and in the NFL,
and was a real student of the game. We believe the qualities that
made him a great player will translate to his coaching assignment.
I also feel he will be a great asset in recruiting."
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