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Los Angeles Rams Head Coach Fired; Interim Head Coach Named At Thousand Oaks News Conference

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The excitement over the return of professional football to Los Angeles for the first time in two decades has been dampened by the dismal on-field performance of the Los Angeles Rams.

On Monday, the Ventura County based team announced that after five seasons, Jeff Fisher is out as head coach. The Rams have a 4-9 record, and a 42-14 drubbing by Atlanta Sunday was apparently the last straw.

At a news conference at the team’s training facility in Thousand Oaks, Kevin Demoff, the Rams Vice President of Football Operations, said the blame for the team’s performance doesn’t just fall on Fisher. Demoff says the entire organization is responsible. Fisher had a 31-45-1 record during his five years as head coach.

Special teams coach John Fassel has been appointed interim head coach.