Tuesday, January 23

Newly hired Chip Kelly doesn't need to worry about coaching his team through a bowl game, so the to-be-coach has been putting his staff together and dealing with recruits in the time between the end of the regular season and the Bruins' bowl game. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Five talking points as UCLA football prepares for Cactus Bowl

Almost two weeks have passed since UCLA Athletics held a press conference to welcome the new football coach Chip Kelly, but the Bruins still have one more game under interim head coach Jedd Fisch – the Cactus Bowl on Dec. Read more...

Photo: Newly hired Chip Kelly doesn't need to worry about coaching his team through a bowl game, so the to-be-coach has been putting his staff together and dealing with recruits in the time between the end of the regular season and the Bruins' bowl game. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Newly hired Chip Kelly doesn't need to worry about coaching his team through a bowl game, so the to-be-coach has been putting his staff together and dealing with recruits in the time between the end of the regular season and the Bruins' bowl game. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Wednesday night’s game against Montana was coach Steve Alford’s squad’s first of five non-conference games remaining on their schedule before Pac-12 play begins. (Michael Zshornack/Daily Bruin)

UCLA men’s basketball game canceled due to fire

UCLA men’s basketball’s Wednesday night game was canceled because of a fire in the Bel-Air area. The Bruins were scheduled to take on Montana at 8 p.m. Read more...

Photo: Wednesday night’s game against Montana was coach Steve Alford’s squad’s first of five non-conference games remaining on their schedule before Pac-12 play begins. (Michael Zshornack/Daily Bruin)

Wednesday night’s game against Montana was coach Steve Alford’s squad’s first of five non-conference games remaining on their schedule before Pac-12 play begins. (Michael Zshornack/Daily Bruin)

UCLA football earned a chance to go bowling by besting California with a score of 30-27 the Friday after Thanksgiving. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Bruin football to face Kansas State Wildcats at Cactus Bowl

The Bruins now know which bowl victory they’ll be chasing after. UCLA football (6-6) will play Kansas State (7-5) in the Cactus Bowl at Chase Field in Phoenix. Read more...

Photo: UCLA football earned a chance to go bowling by besting California with a score of 30-27 the Friday after Thanksgiving. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA football earned a chance to go bowling by besting California with a score of 30-27 the Friday after Thanksgiving. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Devon Modster entered at half for the second time this season Friday. Last time was when UCLA was on the wrong end of a blowout, but the redshirt freshman quarterback found a way to win a close game this time around. (Isabelle Roy/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Report Card: UCLA vs. California

Each week, Daily Bruin Sports takes a look at the game film for UCLA football and grades each position group on its performance. This week, we grade UCLA’s 30-27 win against California. Read more...

Photo: Devon Modster entered at half for the second time this season Friday. Last time was when UCLA was on the wrong end of a blowout, but the redshirt freshman quarterback found a way to win a close game this time around. (Isabelle Roy/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Devon Modster entered at half for the second time this season Friday. Last time was when UCLA was on the wrong end of a blowout, but the redshirt freshman quarterback found a way to win a close game this time around. (Isabelle Roy/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA football great Troy Aikman's relationship with Chip Kelly got rolling when Aikman was a television analyst and Kelly was an NFL coach, 
but got kicked into high gear when Aikman joined the search committee for a new UCLA football coach. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Troy Aikman sees promising future with Chip Kelly as football coach

When Jim Mora got fired, Troy Aikman got a call. “Over the years, whenever there’s been a vacancy of the head coaching position here (at UCLA), I’ve generally gotten a call,” said the NFL Hall of Famer and Bruin alumnus. Read more...

Photo: UCLA football great Troy Aikman's relationship with Chip Kelly got rolling when Aikman was a television analyst and Kelly was an NFL coach, but got kicked into high gear when Aikman joined the search committee for a new UCLA football coach. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA football great Troy Aikman's relationship with Chip Kelly got rolling when Aikman was a television analyst and Kelly was an NFL coach, 
but got kicked into high gear when Aikman joined the search committee for a new UCLA football coach. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Offensive coordinator and interim head coach Jeff Fisch spent his first day as a head coach guiding the Bruins to a 3-point victory, capped off by a game-winning field goal. (Aubrey Yeo / Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA football’s interim coach Fisch makes victorious debut despite setbacks

Friday was Jedd Fisch’s audition to become a college football head coach. After UCLA’s last-second 30-27 win over California, offensive coordinator and interim head coach earned a second game at the helm for whichever postseason bowl the Bruins attend. Read more...

Photo: Offensive coordinator and interim head coach Jeff Fisch spent his first day as a head coach guiding the Bruins to a 3-point victory, capped off by a game-winning field goal. (Aubrey Yeo / Daily Bruin senior staff)

Offensive coordinator and interim head coach Jeff Fisch spent his first day as a head coach guiding the Bruins to a 3-point victory, capped off by a game-winning field goal. (Aubrey Yeo / Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA announced on Saturday that Chip Kelly, former head coach of the San Francisco 49ers and Oregon Ducks, will replace Jim Mora as head football coach. The announcement of Kelly's hiring came the day after UCLA won its sixth game of the season against California. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA names Chip Kelly new head football coach

This post was updated on Nov. 25 at 11:06 a.m.  UCLA Athletics announced Saturday morning that Chip Kelly will be the Bruins’ new head coach, less than a week after UCLA fired former head coach Jim Mora. Read more...

Photo: UCLA announced on Saturday that Chip Kelly, former head coach of the San Francisco 49ers and Oregon Ducks, will replace Jim Mora as head football coach. The announcement of Kelly's hiring came the day after UCLA won its sixth game of the season against California. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA announced on Saturday that Chip Kelly, former head coach of the San Francisco 49ers and Oregon Ducks, will replace Jim Mora as head football coach. The announcement of Kelly's hiring came the day after UCLA won its sixth game of the season against California. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)