Toledo is owed $153,000 over each of the next three years by UCLA, but his salary at New Mexico would be subtracted from that total. Another potential move on the staff is special teams/safeties coach Brian Schneider taking over Eric Bieniemy’s position of recruiting coordinator while remaining the coach of the special teams, sources said. Brian Dohn, (818) 713-3607 [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! UCLA is in the market for a defensive coordinator after Larry Kerr’s firing Tuesday, but it is believed Norton would coach the linebackers. Kerr also coached UCLA’s linebackers. Norton, who began coaching at USC as a graduate assistant, was elevated to full-time status last February. He was one of Dorrell’s biggest backers when the search to replace Bob Toledo was conducted, but there were ruffled feathers when Norton sought a spot on Dorrell’s staff and was overlooked. Norton then angered many UCLA fans when he took the USC job. Karl Dorrell’s remaking of UCLA’s defensive staff could include former linebacker Ken Norton, but it is uncertain whether the Bruins can pull him away from rival USC, according to sources. Several former UCLA players, who backed Dorrell’s hiring three years ago, put out feelers to Norton to gauge his interest in returning to Westwood, sources said Wednesday. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita Also, former Buffalo Bills defensive coordinator Jerry Gray, a former University of Texas All-American, said he was interested in the Bruins’ defensive coordinator job. He interviewed for the defensive coordinator’s job at Texas last year, but remained with the Bills. “To me, any chance you get to help young kids and develop them, I think that’s more important than being in the NFL,” said Gray, who added he knew Dorrell through a mutual friend. “I was interested in Texas. Why wouldn’t I be interested in UCLA?” Gray, who spent the past five seasons in Buffalo, interviewed for the defensive coordinator positions with the NFL’s Green Bay Packers and Houston Texans. His defense ranked in the top five in several major categories in 2004, including touchdowns allowed, yards per game, passing yards and sacks. Two other possible candidates are Texas co-defensive Duane Akina, who was offered the job before Kerr was hired three years ago, and former New York Giants defensive coordinator Johnnie Lynn, who was the Baltimore Ravens’ defensive backs coach the last two seasons. Dorrell is interested in hiring a defensive coordinator with NFL experience, sources said, but money could be an issue. But UCLA may have freed up a significant chunk of cash when Toledo accepted the offensive coordinator’s position at the University of New Mexico this week.