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Ken Norton Jr. returns to UCLA football as inside linebackers coach

LOS ANGELES -- Ken Norton Jr. has returned to UCLA as inside linebackers coach.

Bruins coach Chip Kelly announced the hiring Friday of Norton, most recently the Seattle Seahawks' defensive coordinator.

Norton was fired by the Seahawks in January after four seasons in charge of Pete Carroll's defense. Norton previously had been the then-Oakland Raiders' defensive coordinator for three years before reuniting with Carroll, his boss at USC from 2004 to '09.

Norton was a star linebacker at UCLA from 1984 to '87, leading the Bruins to four bowl games and the 1985 Pac-10 championship.