UCLA QB coach Ryan Gunderson has left for Oregon State – The Press-Enterprise

UCLA football coach Chip Kelly confirmed quarterback coach Ryan Gunderson has left the program for Oregon State.

Gunderson was reported as a candidate to become the offensive coordinator at Oregon State earlier this week.

He is no stranger to Oregon State, having played and coached at the university. Gunderson was a quarterback for the Beavers from 2003-07 before becoming a graduate assistant coach in 2008.

The move also reunites Gunderson with former teammate Trent Bray, who was hired in November as the Beavers’ head coach following Jonathan Smith’s departure to Michigan State.

Gunderson was hired by UCLA coach Chip Kelly’s staff in 2021 after holding the same role at San Jose State. He spent the first two years working with a quarterback room led by veteran quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson.

Following Thompson-Robinson’s departure, the Bruins brought redshirt sophomore Collin Schlee from Kent State and signed true freshman Dante Moore out of high school. The pair of quarterbacks found themselves in an unproductive three-man rotation along with redshirt junior Ethan Garbers.

The news comes the same week that Moore had reportedly planned on entering the transfer portal.


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