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UCLA Bruins football
UCLA Bruins Logo.png UCLA.png
First season 1919
Athletic director Dan Guerrero
Head coach Rick Neuheisel
2nd year, 11–14  (.440)
Home stadium Rose Bowl (stadium)
Stadium capacity 92,542
Stadium surface Grass
Location Pasadena, California
Conference Pac-10
All-time record 517–348–37 (.594)
Postseason bowl record 14–13–1
Claimed national titles 1[1]
Conference titles 17
Heisman winners 1
Consensus All-Americans 37
Current uniform
Pac10-Uniform-UCLA.PNG
Colors Blue and Gold            
Fight song Sons of Westwood
Mascot Joe & Josephine Bruin
Marching band UCLA Bruin Marching Band
Rivals USC Trojans
Rose Bowl, panorama
Fall football practices at Spaulding Field

The UCLA Bruins football program competes in NCAA Division I FBS and is a member of the Pacific-10 Conference. The Bruins have enjoyed several periods of success in their history, having been ranked in the top 10 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 Red Sanders. Sanders led the Bruins to a shared 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 draft picks, 30 consensus All-Americans, and multiple major award winners. The UCLA Bruins main rival are the USC Trojans.

Contents

Current coaching staff

  • Rick Neuheisel, Head Coach
  • Norm Chow, Offensive Coordinator
  • Chuck Bullough, Defensive Cooridinator/Linebackers coach
  • Frank Gansz, Jr., Special Teams
  • Todd Howard, Defensive Line coach
  • Ted Hundley, Secondary Coach
  • Carnell Lake, Cornerbacks
  • Reggie Moore, Wide Receivers coach
  • Wayne Moses, Running Backs coach
  • Bob Palcic, Offensive Line coach
  • Philip Rauscher, Graduate Assistant/Offense

Facilities

Head Coach Rick Neuheisel
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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, which is also the home of the rival USC Trojans, beginning in 1928. As the Coliseum is located across the street from (UCLA's rival) 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.[2][3] 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.[4] 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.

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.

Spaulding Field

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.

Football Uniforms

Bruin on Bruin scrimmage

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. The shade was developed by the UCLA athletic department and Adidas for the 2003 school year.[5]

In the early days of the school, UCLA had the same colors as UC Berkeley: navy blue and gold. The colors represent blue for the ocean, and gold for the California poppy, "The Golden State" motto, and sunsets.[6]

When football coach Red Sanders came to UCLA for the 1949 season he redesigned the football uniforms. The navy 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.[7] For the 1954 season, Sanders added a the now familiar loop on the shoulders, the UCLA Stripe, to give an impression of motion.[8] 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.[8] 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. The away uniforms got true blue shoulder stripes and numbers in 2006.[9]

Team Win-Loss Record History

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl 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 4–2
1927 UCLA 6–2–1 4–0–1 2nd
William H. Spaulding (Pacific Coast Conference) (1928–1938)
1928 UCLA 4–4–1 0–4 9th (tie)
1929 UCLA 4–4 1–3 6th
1930 UCLA 3–5 1–4 8th (tie)
1931 UCLA 3–4–1 0–3 9th (tie)
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 1st (tie)
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 3rd (tie) 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 1st (tie) 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 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 2-21 Rose
1962 UCLA 4-6-0 1-3-0
1963 UCLA 2-8 2-2
1964 UCLA 4-6 2-2
UCLA:
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 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
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:
Dick Vermeil (Pacific-8 Conference) (1974–1975)
1974 UCLA 6-3-2 4-2-1 3 (tie)
1975 UCLA 9-2-1 7-1 1 (tie) 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 2 L 6-36 Liberty 15 15
1977 UCLA 0-11 (a) 0-8
1978 UCLA 8-3-1 6-2 2 T 10-10 Fiesta 14 12
1979 UCLA 5-6 3-4 7
1980 UCLA 9-2 5-2 2 (b) 13 14
1981 UCLA 7-4-1 4-2-1 4 - T L 14-33 Bluebonnet
1982 UCLA 10-1-1 5-1-1 1 W 24-14 Rose 5 5
1983 UCLA 7-4-1 6-1-1 1 W 45-9 Rose 17 13
1984 UCLA 9-3 5-2 3 - T W 39-37 Fiesta 9 10
1985 UCLA 9-2-1 6-2 1 W 45-28 Rose 7 6
1986 UCLA 8-3-1 5-2-1 2 - T W 31-10 Freedom 14 14
1987 UCLA 10-2 7-1 1 - T W 20-16 Aloha 9 11
1988 UCLA 10-2 6-2 2 W 17-3 Cotton 6 6
1989 UCLA 3-7-1 2-5-1 9
1990 UCLA 5-6 4-4 6 - T
1991 UCLA 9-3 6-2 2 - T W 6-3 Sun 19 18
1992 UCLA 6-5 3-5 8
1993 UCLA 8-4 6-1 1 - T L 16-21 Rose 18 17
1994 UCLA 5-6 3-5 5 - T
1995 UCLA 7-5 4-4 5 - T L 30-51 Aloha
UCLA: 144-81-8 92-61-5
Bob Toledo (Pacific-10 Conference) (1996–2002)
1996 UCLA 5-6 4-4
1997 UCLA 10–2 7-1 1 W 29-23 Cotton 5 5
1998 UCLA 10–2 8-0 1 L 31-38 Rose 8 8
1999 UCLA 4-7 2-6 9
2000 UCLA 6–6 3-5 L 20-21 Sun
2001 UCLA 7-4 4-4
2002 UCLA 7-5 4-4 W 27-13 Las Vegasc
UCLA: 49-32 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 Vegasd
UCLA: 35–27 24–18
Rick Neuheisel (Pacific-10 Conference) (2008–present)
2008 UCLA 4–8 3–6 8th
2009 UCLA 7–6 3–6 8th W 30-21 EagleBank
UCLA: 11-14 6-12
Total:
      National Championship         Conference Title         Conference Division Title
Indicates BCS bowl game. #Rankings from final Coaches Poll.
°Rankings from final AP Poll.

Notes

  • (a) UCLA forfeited 7 games in 1977 due to having an ineligible player, 5 of which were in conference—the team finished tied for 2nd before the forfeit
  • (b) UCLA was ineligible for post season play after the 1980 season due to probation
  • (c) Coach Toledo was fired before the bowl game, so offensive line coach Ed Kezirian coached the 2002 Las Vegas Bowl.
  • (d) Coach Dorrell was fired before the bowl game, so defensive coordinator DeWayne Walker coached the 2007 Las Vegas Bowl.

Chronology of UCLA Head Coaches

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– Rick Neuheisel 11–14

Individual Award Winners

Gary Beban - 1967
Gary Beban - 1967
Troy Aikman - 1988
Marcedes Lewis - 2005
Cade McNown - 1998
Jonathan Ogden - 1995
Kris Farris - 1998
Kai Forbath - 2009

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

Pro Football Hall of Famers

UCLA football team's Rose Bowl records

Rose Bowl MVP

Rose Bowl Hall of Fame

Current NFL Players

Other famous players

All-Century UCLA Bruin Team

Chosen in 1999 by fan vote

Offense
C—Dave Dalby
G—Hardiman Cureton
G—Randy Cross
T—Jonathan Ogden
T—Bill Leeka
TE—Tim Wrightman
QB— Troy Aikman
RB— Skip Hicks
RB— Freeman McNeil
RB— Kenny Washington
SE— Tom Fears
FL— J. J. Stokes
K— John Lee

Defense
DL— Manu Tuiasosopo
DL— Irv Eatman
DL— Jack Ellana
DL— Floyd Reese
MG— Cliff Frazier
LB— Jerry Robinson
LB— Donn Moomaw
DB— Kenny Easley
DB— Don Rogers
DB— Eric Turner
DB — Carlton Gray
P— Zenon Andrusyshyn

Retired Numbers

School records

Team records

Consecutive wins: 20, 1997–1998;
Consecutive wins at Home: 12, 1946–1947;
Consecutive games without being shut out: 60, 1994-1999
Consecutive shutouts of opponents: 3, 1954–1955

Individual records

Most rushing yards (game): 322 Maurice Drew against University of Washington
Most rushing yards (season): 1,571 Karim Abdul-Jabbar in the 1995 season
Most rushing yards (career): 3,731 Gaston Green 1984-1987

Most passing yards (game): 513 (tie) Cade McNown against Miami and Drew Olson against Arizona State
Most passing yards (season): 3,470 Cade McNown in the 1998 season
Most passing yards (career): 10,708 Cade McNown 1995-1998
Most passing touchdowns (game): 5 Cade McNown against Miami (1998)
Most passing touchdowns (season): 34 Drew Olson in the 2005 season
Most passing touchdowns (career): 68 Cade McNown 1995-1998
Most yards gained Punt Return (game): 101 [[]] against USC
Most receiving yards (game): 263 J.J. Stokes against USC
Most receiving yards (season): 1,494 Freddie Mitchell in the 2000 season
Most receiving yards (career): 3,020 Danny Farmer 1996-1999

All-purpose yards (season): 1,878 Terrence Austin 2008

Most interceptions (season): 15 1986

Media

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 was a Bruin quarterback.

Former play-by-play announcers include John Rebenstorf (1991)[14], Paul Olden (1989–1990)[15], Joel Meyers (1984–1988)[16], Kent Derdivanis (1983–1985)[16], Fred Hessler (1961–1982)[17], and Roy Storey. Former UCLA football analysts include Billy Ray Smith (1997–2000), Steve Hartman (1996)[18], David Norrie (1991–1995)[19], John Rebenstorf (1990),[20] Bob Steinbrinck (1972–1989), and Bob Waterfield (1959).

See also

References

  • ESPN College Football Encyclopedia(Pages 908-915)
  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ Crowe, Jerry - There goes the neighborhood: How UCLA stadium bid was scuttled. Los Angeles Times, November 16, 2009
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ 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
  5. ^ UCLA Graphic Standards Manual (PDF)
  6. ^ UCLA History Project: UCLA Traditions; School colors
  7. ^ "Powder Keg Blue"
  8. ^ a b UCLA football Media guide
  9. ^ Adam Foxman In with the TRUE blue; Athletics aims to raise recognition, revenue with new color. UCLA Daily Bruin. Monday, August 25, 2003
  10. ^ College Football Hall of Famers
  11. ^ Pro Football Hall of Famers
  12. ^ Current NFL Players
  13. ^ Bruin Gold
  14. ^ [2]
  15. ^ [3]
  16. ^ a b [4]
  17. ^ [5]
  18. ^ [6]
  19. ^ [7]
  20. ^ [8]

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