Jedd Fisch, the coach of New England Patriots quarterback, is named the new head coach at the University of Arizona, say sources from Adam Schefter and Field Yates of ESPN.
Arizona is expected to announce hiring sometime Wednesday, according to Schefter and Yates.
Fisch, 44, will replace recently sacked head coach Kevin Sumlin.
Fisch and San Jose state coach Brent Brennan were the two finalists for the opening.
Fisch, who was also among the finalists when Arizona hired Sumlin in 2018, has a close relationship with university president Robert Robbins.
Fisch joined the Patriots this year after two seasons with the Los Angeles Rams as a senior offensive assistant. Prior to joining the Rams, he was UCLA’s offensive coordinator for one season. He was also the NFL offensive coordinator with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Sumlin was fired earlier this month, a day after a 70-7 loss to rival Arizona.
The Wildcats, 0-5 this season, have suffered a record 12-game losing streak after giving up the last seven games of 2019. The 70 points they awarded to Arizona has been the highest ever. Territorial Cup series, dating from 1899.
Arizona went 9-20 – 6-17 in Pac-12 – without bowl appearances under Sumlin and lost all three games to Arizona.
ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg contributed to this report.