|UCLA Bruins football|
|2019 UCLA Bruins|
|Athletic director||Dan Guerrero|
|Head coach||Chip Kelly|
|4th year, 37–16 ()|
|Home stadium||Rose Bowl|
|Location||Pasadena, California, U.S.|
|All-time record||548–388–37 ()|
|Postseason bowl record||15–16–1 ()|
|Claimed national titles||1|
|Consensus All-Americans||Template:American college football All-Americans|
|Colors||Blue and Gold
|Fight song|| Mighty Bruins|
Sons of Westwood
|Mascot||Joe & Josephine Bruin|
|Marching band||The Solid Gold Sound|
|Outfitter|| Under Armour|
|Rivals|| California Golden Bears|
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.
The following are coaches for the 2019 season:
|Chip Kelly||Head Coach|
|Kennedy Polamalu|| Offensive Coordinator|
|Marques Tuiasosopo|| Quarterbacks|
Passing Game Coordinator
|Adrian Klemm|| Associate Head Coach|
Running Game Coordinator
|Eric Yarber||Wide Receivers|
|Rip Scherer|| Senior Associate Head Coach|
|Tom Bradley||Defensive Coordinator|
|Angus McClure|| Defensive Line|
|Demetrice Martin|| Assistant Head Coach-Defense|
|Scott White|| Special Teams Coordinator|
|Sal Alosi||Strength & Conditioning Coordinator|
- Main article: Rose Bowl
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 ComplexEdit
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.
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.
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 a 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.
- Main article: List of UCLA Bruins bowl games
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.
|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 State||27||44|
|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
|1923–1924||James J. Cline||2–10–3|
|1925–1938||William H. Spaulding||72–51–8|
|1939–1944||Edwin C. Horrell||24–31–6|
|1949–1957||Henry Russell Sanders||66–19–1|
|1958||George W. Dickerson||1–2|
|1958–1964||William F. Barnes||31–34–3|
|2012–present||Jim L. Mora||9-5|
Achievements and AwardsEdit
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- ↑ UCLA Names Jim L. Mora Head Football Coach. UCLA. Retrieved on December 10, 2011.
- ↑ http://www.uclabruins.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/ucla-m-footbl-mtt.html#coaches
- ↑ Crowe, Jerry – There goes the neighborhood: How UCLA stadium bid was scuttled. Los Angeles Times, November 16, 2009
- ↑ 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.
- ↑ 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
- ↑ Chris Roberts (August 1, 2005). Stadium Stories: UCLA Bruins. Globe Pequot. Retrieved on December 11, 2011.
- ↑ 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.”
- ↑ Resource: A reference guide for new Berkeley students – Student History
- ↑ "Powder Keg Blue"
- ↑ 11.0 11.1 UCLA football Media guide
- ↑ Lukas, Paul. "The new fashions of college", ESPN.com, August 29, 2006. Archived from the original on August 14, 2011.
- ↑ Angulo, Blair. "UCLA makes uniform changes", ESPN.com, August 30, 2010. Archived from the original on October 14, 2011.