UCLA Bruins Football Details
UCLA plays its home games at the historic Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. This venue has hosted some of the biggest games in college football history, and it also hosts a Bruins program that is quite prestigious in its own right. While UCLA has won only one national championship in program history (1954), the team has won 17 conference titles and is constantly being considered by some of the nation’s top prospects. That is no different now, as the team is coached by the well-respected Jim Mora. Mora’s father was an excellent NFL coach, and he is a big reason that his son has a great mind for the game. Mora was the head coach of both the Atlanta Falcons and Seattle Seahawks before settling in with UCLA. Heading into 2017 the Bruins are 41-24 under his watch.
This year’s Bruins team is an exciting one to root for, especially on the offensive side of the ball. Under center for UCLA is quarterback Josh Rosen, who could very well be a first round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. Rosen has long been considered a prodigy at the game’s most important position, and he has been good since arriving in Pasadena. In his first two years with the team, Rosen threw for 33 touchdowns and only 16 interceptions. His numbers would have been even better had he not injured his throwing shoulder in 2016. Now Rosen is a bit more mature, and he is out to prove that he can win football games. Fortunately for Rosen, he is backed by an excellent defense. This unit was solid a year ago, and it has only gotten better as young key players picked up more seasoning.