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UCLA football: Rocky Seto interviewed for Bruins' defensive coordinator job

February 1, 2011 |  4:32 pm

Former USC assistant coach Rocky Seto has been interviewed for UCLA’s defensive coordinator position, according a person in the Bruins' program who was not authorized to speak on the subject.

Seto spent last season as the defensive quality control coach with the Seattle Seahawks. He was promoted to assistant secondary coach in January.

Chuck Bullough, UCLA’s defensive coordinator the past two seasons, was fired on Dec. 18.

Seto was USC’s defensive coordinator in 2009 and followed former Trojans’ Coach Pete Carroll to Seattle. Seto was the USC’s secondary coach from 2006-08 and linebacker coach from 2004-07.

UCLA Coach Rick Neuheisel interviewed former Miami Coach Randy Shannon for the position last week. Neuheisel has interviewed former Florida defensive co-coordinators Teryl Austin and Chuck Heater and also approached former Stanford defensive coordinator Vic Fangio about the job. Heater was hired as defensive coordinator at Temple. Austin was hired as an assistant by the Baltimore Ravens. Fangio followed former Stanford Coach Jim Harbaugh to the San Francisco 49ers.

-- Chris Foster