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UCLA Bruins football
AmericanFootball current event.svg 2019 UCLA Bruins
UCLA Bruins File-Pac-12-Helmet-UCLA
First season 1919
Athletic director Dan Guerrero
Head coach Chip Kelly
4th year, 37–16 ()
Home stadium Rose Bowl
Stadium capacity 92,542
Stadium surface Grass
Location Pasadena, California, U.S.
Conference Pac-12
All-time history
UCLA Bruins Historical Teams
1919
1920 1921 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929
1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939
1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949
1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959
1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969
1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
All-time record 548–388–37 ()
Postseason bowl record 15–16–1 ()
Claimed national titles 1[1]
Conference titles 17
Division titles 1
Heisman winners 1
Consensus All-Americans Template:American college football All-Americans
Current uniform
NCAA-PAC-12-UCLA Bruins Uniforms
Colors Blue and Gold

             


Fight song Mighty Bruins
Sons of Westwood
Mascot Joe & Josephine Bruin
Marching band The Solid Gold Sound
Outfitter Under Armour
(since 2017)
Rivals California Golden Bears
USC Trojans

The UCLA Bruins are a football team in the Pac-12. Their head coach is Chip Kelly. They play their home games at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.

The 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. On December 10, 2011, UCLA announced that Jim L. Mora will be hired as the 17th head football coach.[2]

Current staffEdit

The following are coaches for the 2019 season:[3]

Name Position
Chip Kelly Head Coach
Kennedy Polamalu Offensive Coordinator
Running Backs
Marques Tuiasosopo Quarterbacks
Passing Game Coordinator
Adrian Klemm Associate Head Coach
Running Game Coordinator
Offensive Line
Eric Yarber Wide Receivers
Rip Scherer Senior Associate Head Coach
Tight Ends
Tom Bradley Defensive Coordinator
Angus McClure Defensive Line
Recruiting Coordinator
Demetrice Martin Assistant Head Coach-Defense
Defensive Backs
Scott White Special Teams Coordinator
Linebackers
Sal Alosi Strength & Conditioning Coordinator

FacilitiesEdit

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Rose BowlEdit

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.[4][5] 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.[6] 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."[7]

Acosta Athletic ComplexEdit

Training room, weight room, football facilities, and locker rooms are all located in the Acosta Athletic Complex, just west of Pauley Pavilion.

Spaulding FieldEdit

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.

UniformsEdit

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The UCLA athletic colors are "True Blue" and gold. The "True Blue" is a slightly darker shade than the previous powder blue worn by teams.[8]

In the early days of the school, UCLA had the same colors as California: Yale Blue and California Gold.[9]

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.[10] For the 1954 season, Sanders added a the now familiar loop on the shoulders, the UCLA Stripe, to give an impression of motion.[11] 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.[11] 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 2003, the True Blue colors were adopted.[8] The away uniforms got true blue shoulder stripes and numbers in 2006,[12] but were replaced by navy blue again in 2010.[13]

In 2009, the Bruins wore a 1967 throwback uniform against Washington and USC, though against USC the team's normal helmet was worn.

Yearly recordsEdit

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs Coaches# AP°
Fred Cozens (Independent) (1919–1919)
1919 UCLA 2–6
UCLA: 2–6 2–6
Harry Trotter (Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) (1920–1922)
1920 UCLA 0–5–0 0–5–0
1921 UCLA 0–5–0 0–5–0
1922 UCLA 2–3–1 1–3–1
UCLA: 2–13–1 1–13–1
James J. Cline (Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) (1923–1924)
1923 UCLA 2–5–0 0–5–0
1924 UCLA 0–5–3 0–4–1
UCLA: 2–10–3 0–9–1
William H. Spaulding (Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) (1925–1927)
1925 UCLA 5–3–1 3–1–1
1926 UCLA 5–3–0 4–2–0
1927 UCLA 6–2–1 4–0–1 2nd
William H. Spaulding (Pacific Coast Conference) (1928–1938)
1928 UCLA 4–4–1 0–4 T-9th
1929 UCLA 4–4 1–3 6th
1930 UCLA 3–5 1–4 T-8th
1931 UCLA 3–4–1 0–3 T-9th
1932 UCLA 6–4 4–2 3rd
1933 UCLA 6–4–1 1–3–1 8th
1934 UCLA 7–3 2–3 6th
1935 UCLA 8–2 4–1 T-1st
1936 UCLA 6–3–1 4–3–1 4th
1937 UCLA 2–6–1 1–5–1 9th
1938 UCLA 7–4–1 4–3–1 T-3rd W 32–7 Poi
UCLA: 72–51–8 33–34–6
Edwin Horrell (Pacific Coast Conference) (1939–1944)
1939 UCLA 6–0–4 5–0–3 T-1st 7
1940 UCLA 1–9–0 1–6–0
1941 UCLA 5–5–1 3–4–1
1942 UCLA 7–4–0 6–1–0 1st L 0–9 Rose 13
1943 UCLA 1–8–0 0–4–0
1944 UCLA 4–5–1 1–2–1
UCLA: 24–31–6 16–17–5
Bert LaBrucherie (Pacific Coast Conference) (1945–1948)
1945 UCLA 5–4–0 2–3–0
1946 UCLA 10–1–0 7–0–0 1st L 14–45 Rose 4
1947 UCLA 5–4–0 4–2–0
1948 UCLA 3–7–0 2–6–0
UCLA: 23–16–0 15–11–0
Henry Russell Sanders (Pacific Coast Conference) (1949–1957)
1949 UCLA 6–3–0 5–2–0 2nd
1950 UCLA 6–3–0 5–2–0 3rd
1951 UCLA 5–3–1 4–1–1 2nd 17 17
1952 UCLA 8–1–0 5–1–0 2nd 6 6
1953 UCLA 8–2–0 6–1–0 1st L 20–28 Rose 4 5
1954 UCLA 9–0–0 6–0–0 1st (a) 1 2
1955 UCLA 9–2–0 6–0–0 1st L 14–17 Rose 4 4
1956 UCLA 7–3–0 5–2–0 T-2nd
1957 UCLA 8–2–0 5–2–0 3rd 18
UCLA: 66–19–1 47–11–1
William F. Barnes (Athletic Association of Western Universities) (1958–1964)
1958 UCLA 3–6–1 2–4–1
1959 UCLA 5–4–1 3–1 T-1st
1960 UCLA 7–2–1 2–2
1961 UCLA 7–4 3–1 1st L 3–21 Rose
1962 UCLA 4–6–0 1–3–0
1963 UCLA 2–8 2–2
1964 UCLA 4–6 2–2
UCLA: 32–36–3 15–15–1
Tommy Prothro (Pacific-8 Conference) (1965–1970)
1965 UCLA 8–2–1 4–0 1st W 14–12 Rose 5 4
1966 UCLA 9–1 3–1 T-2nd (b) 5 5
1967 UCLA 7–2–1 4–1–1 T-2nd 10
1968 UCLA 3–7 2–4 T-5th
1969 UCLA 8–1–1 5–1–1 T-2nd 10 13
1970 UCLA 6–5 4–3 T-2nd
UCLA: 41–18–3 22–10–2
Pepper Rodgers (Pacific-8 Conference) (1971–1973)
1971 UCLA 2–7–1 1–4–1 8th
1972 UCLA 8–3 5–2
1973 UCLA 9–2–0 6–1–0 5 12
UCLA: 19–12–1 12–7–1
Dick Vermeil (Pacific-8 Conference) (1974–1975)
1974 UCLA 6–3–2 4–2–1 T-3rd
1975 UCLA 9–2–1 7–1 T-1st W 23–10 Rose 5 5
UCLA: 15–5–3 11–3–1
Terry Donahue (Pacific-10 Conference) (1976–1995)
1976 UCLA 9–2–1 6–1 2nd L 6–36 Liberty 15 15
1977 UCLA 0–11 (c) 0–7 (c) 8th (c)
1978 UCLA 8–3–1 6–2 2nd T 10–10 Fiesta 14 12
1979 UCLA 5–6 3–4 7th
1980 UCLA 9–2 5–2 2nd (d) 13 14
1981 UCLA 7–4–1 4–2–1 T-4th L 14–33 Bluebonnet
1982 UCLA 10–1–1 5–1–1 1st W 24–14 Rose 5 5
1983 UCLA 7–4–1 6–1–1 1st W 45–9 Rose 17 13
1984 UCLA 9–3 5–2 T-3rd W 39–37 Fiesta 9 10
1985 UCLA 9–2–1 6–2 1st W 45–28 Rose 7 6
1986 UCLA 8–3–1 5–2–1 T-2nd W 31–10 Freedom 14 14
1987 UCLA 10–2 7–1 T-1st W 20–16 Aloha 9 11
1988 UCLA 10–2 6–2 2nd W 17–3 Cotton 6 6
1989 UCLA 3–7–1 2–5–1 9th
1990 UCLA 5–6 4–4 T-6th
1991 UCLA 9–3 6–2 T-2nd W 6–3 Sun 19 18
1992 UCLA 6–5 3–5 8th
1993 UCLA 8–4 6–1 T-1st L 16–21 Rose 18 17
1994 UCLA 5–6 3–5 T-5th
1995 UCLA 7–5 4–4 T-5th L 30–51 Aloha
UCLA: 144–81–8 92–61–5
Bob Toledo (Pacific-10 Conference) (1996–2002)
1996 UCLA 5–6 4–4 4th
1997 UCLA 10–2 7–1 1st W 29–23 Cotton 5 5
1998 UCLA 10–2 8–0 1st L 31–38 Rose 8 8
1999 UCLA 4–7 2–6 9th
2000 UCLA 6–6 3–5 T-5th L 20–21 Sun
2001 UCLA 7–4 4–4 6th
2002 UCLA 8–5 4–4 T-4th W 27–13 Las Vegase
UCLA: 50–32 32–24
Karl Dorrell (Pacific-10 Conference) (2003–2007)
2003 UCLA 6–7 4–4 T–5th L 9–17 Silicon Valley
2004 UCLA 6–6 4–4 T–5th L 21–24 Las Vegas
2005 UCLA 10–2 6–2 3rd W 50–38 Sun 13 16
2006 UCLA 7–6 5–4 4th L 27–44 Emerald
2007 UCLA 6–7 5–4 T–4th L 16–17 Las Vegasf
UCLA: 35–28 24–18
Rick Neuheisel (Pacific-10 Conference) (2008–2011)
2008 UCLA 4–8 3–6 8th
2009 UCLA 7–6 3–6 8th W 30–21 EagleBank
2010 UCLA 4–8 2–7 9th
2011 UCLA 6–8 5–4 2nd (South) L 14–20 Kraft Fight Hungerg
UCLA: 21–30 13–23
Jim L. Mora (Pacific-12 Conference) (2012–present)
2012 UCLA 9–5 6–3 1st (South) L 26-49 Holiday
2013 UCLA 10-3 6–3 2nd (South) W 42-12 Sun 16 16
2014 UCLA 10-3 6–3 2nd (South) W 40-35 Alamo 10 10
2015 UCLA 8-5 5-4 3rd (South) L 29-37 Foster Farms
UCLA: 37-16 23-13
Total: 572-389-37
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title
Indicates BCS bowl game. #Rankings from final Coaches' Poll.
°Rankings from final AP Poll.

Notes

  • (a) National Champion UCLA was ineligible for the Rose Bowl due to a "no-repeat" rule, w/ USC, a team UCLA had beaten 34–0, sent instead (and lost)
  • (b) 9–1, #5 ranked UCLA was voted out of the Rose Bowl by the AAWU conference in favor of 7–4 USC due to it having one more 'conference game win", 4–1 to UCLA's 3–1. UCLA beat USC earlier that year.
  • (c) UCLA finished the 1977 season 7–4 overall and 5–2 in conference, tied for 2nd in the conference. They later forfeited the 7 wins due to having an ineligible player.
  • (d) UCLA was ineligible for post season play after the 1980 season due to probation
  • (e) Coach Toledo was fired before the bowl game, so offensive line coach Ed Kezirian coached the 2002 Las Vegas Bowl.
  • (f) Coach Dorrell was fired before the bowl game, so defensive coordinator DeWayne Walker coached the 2007 Las Vegas Bowl.
  • (g) Coach Neuheisel was fired before the bowl game, so offensive coordinator Mike Johnson coached the 2011 Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl.

Bowl gamesEdit

UCLA has played in 31 bowl games in its history, compiling a record of 15–16–1. 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.

Date Bowl W/L Opponent PF PA
January 2, 1939 Poi Bowl W Hawaii 32 7
January 1, 1943 Rose Bowl L Georgia 0 9
January 1, 1947 Rose Bowl L Illinois 14 45
January 1, 1954 Rose Bowl L Michigan State 20 28
January 1, 1956 Rose Bowl L Michigan State 14 17
January 1, 1962 Rose Bowl L Minnesota 3 21
January 1, 1966 Rose Bowl W Michigan State 14 12
January 1, 1976 Rose Bowl W Ohio State 23 10
December 20, 1976 Liberty Bowl L Alabama 6 36
December 25, 1978 Fiesta Bowl T Arkansas 10 10
December 31, 1981 Bluebonnet Bowl L Michigan 14 33
January 1, 1983 Rose Bowl W Michigan 24 14
January 2, 1984 Rose Bowl W Illinois 45 9
January 1, 1985 Fiesta Bowl W Miami 39 37
January 1, 1986 Rose Bowl W Iowa 45 28
December 30, 1986 Freedom Bowl W Brigham Young 31 10
December 25, 1987 Aloha Bowl W Florida 20 16
January 2, 1989 Cotton Bowl W Arkansas 17 3
December 31, 1991 Sun Bowl W Illinois 6 3
January 1, 1994 Rose Bowl L Wisconsin 16 21
December 25, 1995 Aloha Bowl L Kansas 30 51
January 1, 1998 Cotton Bowl W Texas A&M 29 23
January 1, 1999 Rose Bowl L Wisconsin 31 38
December 29, 2000 Sun Bowl L Wisconsin 20 21
December 25, 2002 Las Vegas Bowl W New Mexico 27 13
December 30, 2003 Silicon Valley Bowl L Fresno State 9 17
December 30, 2004 Las Vegas Bowl L Wyoming 21 24
December 30, 2005 Sun Bowl W Northwestern 50 38
December 27, 2006 Emerald Bowl L Florida State2744
December 22, 2007 Las Vegas Bowl L Brigham Young 16 17
December 29, 2009 EagleBank Bowl W Temple 30 21
December 31, 2011 Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl L Illinois 14 20
Total 32 bowl games 15–16–1

Head coaching historyEdit

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Years Coach Record
1919 Fred Cozens 2–6
1920–1922 Harry Trotter 2–13–1
1923–1924 James J. Cline 2–10–3
1925–1938 William H. Spaulding 72–51–8
1939–1944 Edwin C. Horrell 24–31–6
1945–1948 Bert LaBrucherie 23–16
1949–1957 Henry Russell Sanders 66–19–1
1958 George W. Dickerson 1–2
1958–1964 William F. Barnes 31–34–3
1965–1970 Tommy Prothro 41–18–3
1971–1973 Pepper Rodgers 19–12–1
1974–1975 Dick Vermeil 15–5–3
1976–1995 Terry Donahue 151–74–8
1996–2002 Bob Toledo 49–32
2003–2007 Karl Dorrell 35–27
2008–2011 Rick Neuheisel 21–28
2012–present Jim L. Mora 9-5

Achievements and AwardsEdit

Team AchievementsEdit

National ChampionsEdit

Year Coach Selector Record Bowl
1954 Red Sanders UPI 9-0 (6-0) -
Total national championships 1

Conference ChampionsEdit

Year Coach Conference Overall Record Conference Record
1935 William Spaulding PCC 8-2 4-1
1942 Edwin Horrell PCC 7-4 6-1
1946 Bert LaBrucherie PCC 10-1 7–0
1953 Red Sanders PCC 8–2 6-1
1954 Red Sanders PCC 9-0 6–0
1955 Red Sanders PCC 9-2 6–0
1959 Bill Barnes AAWU 5-4-1 3-1
1961 Bill Barnes AAWU 7-4 3-1
1965 Tommy Prothro AAWU 8-2-1 4-0
1975 Dick Vermeil Pac-8 9-2-1 6-1
1982 Terry Donahue Pac-10 10–1-1 5-1-1
1983 Terry Donahue Pac-10 7-4-1 6-1-1
1985 Terry Donahue Pac-10 9-2-1 6–2
1987 Terry Donahue Pac-10 10-2 7-1
1993 Terry Donahue Pac-10 8-4 6-2
1997 Bob Toledo Pac-10 10-2 7-1
1998 Bob Toledo Pac-10 10-2 8-0
Total conference championships: 17

SeasonsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. [1]
  2. UCLA Names Jim L. Mora Head Football Coach. UCLA. Retrieved on December 10, 2011.
  3. http://www.uclabruins.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/ucla-m-footbl-mtt.html#coaches
  4. Crowe, Jerry – There goes the neighborhood: How UCLA stadium bid was scuttled. Los Angeles Times, November 16, 2009
  5. Reich, Ken – Stadium for UCLA Given Support – Architect's Study Cites Project as 'Desirable' STADIUM SUPPORT. Los Angeles Times, November 18, 1965. UCLA officials—still reportedly trying to decide whether to recommend the building of a 44,000-seat football stadium on campus—have released details of an architectural feasibility study.
  6. UCLA History Project – This Month in History Aug. 18, 1982 … A gridiron home – includes a photograph of the 1983 Rose Bowl game from an overhead shot
  7. Chris Roberts (August 1, 2005). Stadium Stories: UCLA Bruins. Globe Pequot. Retrieved on December 11, 2011.
  8. 8.0 8.1 Foxman, Adam. "In with the TRUE blue", 25 August 2003. Retrieved on 22 August 2010. “In fall of 2003, all of UCLA’s 22 varsity athletic teams will be “True Blue” for the first time.” 
  9. Resource: A reference guide for new Berkeley students – Student History
  10. "Powder Keg Blue"
  11. 11.0 11.1 UCLA football Media guide
  12. Lukas, Paul. "The new fashions of college", ESPN.com, August 29, 2006. Archived from the original on August 14, 2011. 
  13. Angulo, Blair. "UCLA makes uniform changes", ESPN.com, August 30, 2010. Archived from the original on October 14, 2011. 

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