UCLA Bruins football
|UCLA Bruins football|
|Athletic director||Dan Guerrero|
|Head coach||Jim L. Mora
2nd year, 18–8 (.692)
|Home stadium||Rose Bowl (stadium)|
|All-time record||566–386–37 (.591)|
|Postseason bowl record||15–17–1|
|Claimed national titles||1|
True Blue and Gold
|Fight song||Mighty Bruins
Sons of Westwood
|Mascot||Joe & Josephine Bruin|
|Marching band||The Solid Gold Sound|
|Rivals||California Golden Bears
The UCLA Bruins football program represents the University of California, Los Angeles in college football as members of the Pacific-12 Conference at the NCAA Division I FBS level. The Bruins have enjoyed several periods of success in their history, having been ranked in the top ten of the AP Poll at least once in every decade since the poll began in the 1930s. Their first major period of success came in the 1950s, under head coach Henry Russell Sanders. Sanders led the Bruins to the Coaches' Poll national championship in 1954, three conference championships, and an overall record of 66–19–1 in nine years. In the 1980s and 1990s, during the tenure of Terry Donahue, the Bruins compiled a 151–74–8 record, including 13 bowl games and an NCAA record eight straight bowl wins. The program has produced 28 first round picks in the NFL Draft, 30 consensus All-Americans, and multiple major award winners, including Heisman winner Gary Beban. The UCLA Bruins' main rivals are the USC Trojans. Jim L. Mora assumed duties as the 17th head football coach for the 2012 season.
- 1 Current staff
- 2 Facilities
- 3 Uniforms
- 4 Yearly records
- 5 Bowl games
- 6 Head coaching history
- 7 Achievements and Awards
- 8 UCLA Bruins currently in the NFL
- 9 All-Century UCLA Bruin Team
- 10 Retired numbers
- 11 School records
- 12 Media
- 13 See also
- 14 References
- 15 External links
The following are coaches for the 2013 season:
|Jim L. Mora||Head Coach|
|Noel Mazzone||Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks|
|Steve Broussard||Running Backs|
|Adrian Klemm||Running Game Coordinator/Offensive Line|
|Eric Yarber||Wide Receivers|
|Lou Spanos||Defensive Coordinator|
|Angus McClure||Defensive Line/Recruiting Coordinator|
|Demetrice Martin||Passing Game Coordinator/Defensive Backs|
|Jeff Ulbrich||Assistant Head Coach/Special Teams Coordinator/Linebackers|
|Sal Alosi||Coordinator of Strength & Conditioning|
The Rose Bowl is a National Historic Landmark located in Pasadena, California with an official capacity of 92,542. It has been the home football field for the UCLA Bruins since the 1982 season. The Bruins had played their home games at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum after joining the Pacific Coast Conference in 1928. The Coliseum is also the home of the rival USC Trojans. As the Coliseum is located across the street from the USC campus, Bruin officials long sought to move out from under the Trojans' shadow. An on-campus facility was discussed, but UCLA's location is not conducive to adequate traffic flow, and the campus lacks room for sufficient parking. There was an attempt to build a 44,000 seat stadium on campus, at the site where Drake Stadium eventually was built. However, the proposal was blocked by influential area residents, as well as other politicians. In addition, the Coliseum already was constructed by and is a facility of the State of California. When the Oakland Raiders became the Los Angeles Raiders, in 1982, and after arduous negotiations with the city of Pasadena, UCLA decided to move out of the Coliseum, relocating its home games to the Rose Bowl Stadium. UCLA has participated in five Rose Bowl games since moving to the stadium, including the 1983 Rose Bowl at the end of the Bruins' first season there. From 1919 to 1927, the Bruins (then known as the Cubs) used Moore Field at the Vermont Ave. campus of the "Southern Branch of the University of California."
Acosta Athletic Complex
Training room, weight room, football facilities, and locker rooms are all located in the Acosta Athletic Complex, just west of Pauley Pavilion.
The on campus practice facility for the football team is Spaulding Field, which has two football fields, one grass and one artificial turf, or synthetic turf.
In the early days of the school, UCLA had the same colors as the California Golden Bears: Yale Blue and California Gold. Blue symbolized the ocean, while gold represented the state of California, known as the "Golden State".
When football coach Red Sanders came to UCLA for the 1949 season he redesigned the football uniforms. The Yale Blue was changed to a lighter shade of blue. Sanders figured that the baby blue would look better on the field and in film. He would dub the baby blue uniform "Powderkeg blue", powder blue with an explosive kick. For the 1954 season, Sanders added the now familiar loop on the shoulders, the UCLA Stripe, to give an impression of motion. The away uniforms became white, with a navy blue and gold shoulder stripe and gold pants. The helmets became gold.
At times, beginning with the 1954 football season, the font for the numbers on the uniforms has been Clarendon typeface. Otherwise it has been block numerals. In the 1980s the uniform pants became yellow to look better in color publications, the jerseys a lighter blue, and the UCLA script was added to the helmets. In the 1990s, the uniform pants became gold again.
In 2009, the Bruins wore a 1967 throwback uniform against Washington and USC, though against USC the team's normal helmet was worn.
UCLA has played in 33 bowl games in its history, compiling a record of 15–17–1. From 1946 to 1974, no team could participate in the Rose Bowl two years in a row. This is why the 1954 team, which won the conference, did not participate in the 1955 Rose Bowl.
Head coaching history
Achievements and Awards
Individual award winners
UCLA became the first school to have a top winner in both basketball and football in the same year with Gary Beban winning the Heisman Trophy and Lew Alcindor (now Kareem Abdul-Jabbar) winning the U.S. Basketball Writers Association player of the year award in 1968.
College Football Hall of Famers
The following former Bruins have been inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.
Pro Football Hall of Famers
Five former Bruins have been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Rose Bowl MVPs
Rose Bowl Hall of Fame
UCLA Bruins currently in the NFL
All-Century UCLA Bruin Team
Chosen in 1999 by fan vote
The following players have been honored with retired numbers.
KLAC 570-AM in Los Angeles ("AM 570") is the current flagship radio station for UCLA football. Chris Roberts and Matt Stevens are the current broadcast team in the booth, along with sideline reporter Wayne Cook, who is a former Bruin quarterback.
Former play-by-play announcers include John Rebenstorf (1991), Paul Olden (1989–1990), Joel Meyers (1984–1988), Kent Derdivanis (1983–1985), Fred Hessler (1961–1982), and Roy Storey. Former UCLA football analysts include Billy Ray Smith (1997–2000), Steve Hartman (1996), David Norrie (1991–1995), John Rebenstorf (1990), Bob Steinbrinck (1972–1989), Bob Waterfield (1959), Sam Balter (1950–1958).