Dec 31, 2013; El Paso, TX, USA; UCLA Bruins wide receiver Shaquelle Evans (1) celebrates with teammates after winning the 2013 Sun Bowl at Sun Bowl Stadium. UCLA defeated Virginia Tech 42-12. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

UCLA Football Hires Mike Tuiasosopo To Complete Their Coaching Staff

The UCLA football coaching staff is set for the 2014 season. The Bruins recently announced the hiring of Mike Tuiasosopo as the new Bruins linebacker coach, officially completing their staff.

Tuiasosopo takes over the spot that recently promoted Defensive Coordinator Jeff Ulbrich had occupied last season. Ulbrich himself is also filling a vacant position that was previously held by Lou Spanos after he left the Bruins to take over as linebacker coach for the Tennessee Titans.

The newest member to the UCLA Football staff had lasted coached in 2012 at Colorado, with previous stops at Utah, Nevada and Utah State. UCLA head coach Jim Mora had hired Tuiasosopo for his expertise coaching pass rushers.

This hire also answers the question of who will take over coaching Special Teams as Tuiasosopo will be leading that position group. Ulbrich, who had both linebacker and special teams coaching titles last season, will hand over the reins for both spots, but should still have a hand in it, while Tuiasosopo gets acclimated to the UCLA defense.

Under Ulbrich, UCLA has had one of the best and most potent special teams, not only in the Pac-12, but the entire nation.

So here is how your football coaching staff looks for next season:

Head Coach: Jim Mora

Offensive Coordinator: Noel Mazzone

Defensive Coordinator: Jeff Ulbrich

Running Game Coordinator/Offensive Line: Adrian Klemm

Passing Game Coordinator/Defensive Backs:Demetrice Martin

Assistant Coach/Running Backs: Kennedy Polamalu

Assistant Coach/Wide Receivers: Eric Yarber

Quarterbacks Coach: Taylor Mazzone

Defensive Line/Recruiting Coordinator: Angus McClure


Mike W.R.

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