UK Football

Report: Kentucky football assistant Brown interviewing for job at UCLA

University of Kentucky assistant coach Steve Brown interviewed this week for the defensive coordinator position at UCLA, according to a report on the Los Angeles' Times' Web site Thursday.

The report on the newspaper's Fabulous Forum blog by reporter Chris Foster cited a person familiar with the search who was not authorized to talk on the subject.

Brown, an assistant at UK since 2003, has spent the past four seasons at the Wildcats' defensive coordinator.

Head coach Joker Phillips demoted Brown to a co-coordinator position when he hired Rick Minter to take over the defense in December.

Kentucky ranked 45th in total defense and 72nd in scoring defense in 2010.

UCLA head coach Rick Neuheisel has considered numerous defensive coordinator candidates since firing Chuck Bullough on Dec. 18.