JEFF ULBRICH NEWS

Talented UCLA defense still searching for an identity

Before the 2014 football season started, the UCLA Bruins insisted that the transition from Lou Spanos to Jeff Ulbrich as the offensive coordinator was a seamless transition. Ulbrich came in with a solid plan of action, made his expectations clear and they were off and running. But after three games, it's hard to say what kind of identity the defense has truly developed. "...
Via Fox Sports West
7 days ago  |  Discuss

UCLA spring football: Week 3 notebook

LOS ANGELES -- UCLA football is now halfway through the spring practice period and so far, there has been a few turning heads during drills but now we're starting to see how some of the Bruins are responding to position battles, the playbook and the increasing intensity of scrimmages. Here's what we're learning about the Bruins going into the third week of spring practices...
Via Fox Sports West
April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Ex-49ers linebacker Ulbrich named UCLA defensive coordinator

Jeff Ulbrich, who spent 10 seasons with the 49ers as an inside linebacker and special-teams contributor, was promoted to UCLA’s defensive coordinator on Saturday. “Coach ‘Brick’ is a natural fit for this position, having run an NFL defense for years as a player while honing his abilities to get the most out of his players as a coach,” UCLA coach Jim Mora said in a statement...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Jeff Ulbrich Named UCLA Defensive Coordinator

UCLA Assistant Head Coach Jeff Ulbrich has been promoted to Defensive Coordinator, it was announced by UCLA head football coach Jim Mora. Ulbrich, who served as special teams coordinator/linebackers coach on the Bruins staff the past two seasons, replaces Lou Spanos, now the linebackers coach for the Tennessee Titans. “Coach ‘Brick’ is a natural fit for this position, having...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Ulbrich Named Defensive Coordinator

UCLA has promoted Jeff Ulbrich from linebackers coach to defensive coordinator, as we reported would happen here on BRO...
Via ucla.scout.com
February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

UCLA to name LB coach Jeff Ulbrich defensive coordinator

The Tennessee Titans hired UCLA defensive coordinator Lou Spanos away from the Bruins on Saturday, which leaves the team in search of a new coach to run their defense. However, it doesn’t appear that the coaching search will last very long. According to a report from CoachingSearch.com, the Bruins plan on naming linebackers coach Jeff Ulbrich as their new defensive coordinator...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 19, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Ulbrich Talks Myles Jack

Linebackers coach Jeff Ulbrich talks about the talented Mr. Jack, and compares him to several NFL players, including one of the best defensive players in 49ers history...
Via ucla.scout.com
November 15, 2013  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Ulbrich Talks Oregon Matchup

Linebackers coach Jeff Ulbrich talks about UCLA's speed at linebacker as it matches up with Oregon's offense and also talks about the play of Isaac Savaiinaea last week...
Via ucla.scout.com
October 25, 2013  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Ulbrich on Special Teams, LBs

Linebackers coach Jeff Ulbrich talks about the development of Myles Jack and how Nebraska's fake punt was stopped on Saturday...
Via ucla.scout.com
September 20, 2013  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Hofmeister on Captaincy

Ryan Hofmeister talks about being named a captain this year and how he's become a jack-of-all-trades for linebacker coach Jeff Ulbrich...
Via ucla.scout.com
August 26, 2013  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Ulbrich on Linebackers

Linebackers coach Jeff Ulbrich talks about how the younger players have fit into the scheme and, specifically, the versatility of Myles Jack...
Via ucla.scout.com
August 15, 2013  |  Discuss

BROCast 36: Huffman, Elite Camp

We break down the upcoming Elite Camp with Brandon Huffman, and also talk about linebackers coach Jeff Ulbrich's comments regarding "Linebacker U"...
Via ucla.scout.com
June 20, 2013  |  Discuss

UCLA Offers 2015 Linebacker

2015 Macon (Ga.) Macon County linebacker Roquan Smith earned a UCLA offer on Friday from linebackers coach Jeff Ulbrich...
Via ucla.scout.com
April 22, 2013  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Ulbrich Talks Linebackers

Linebackers coach Jeff Ulbrich talks about how the younger linebackers are developing this spring and talks about how many spots are open in the starting lineup...
Via ucla.scout.com
April 19, 2013  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Mora on Wednesday

Head coach Jim Mora discusses the value of special teams coach Jeff Ulbrich and also talks about how Aaron Porter has developed over the last year...
Via ucla.scout.com
April 10, 2013  |  Discuss

UCLA Bruins football coaches wear black war paint (Pictures)

For those of you who didn't tune into last week's UCLA/Arizona college football affair, you might have missed this interesting choice made by some of the UCLA coaches. Apparently, head coach Jim Mora asked some of his assistant coaches to don some black war paint before the game and many of them decided to do so. Check out some of the photos of their painted look: ...
Via Outside the Boxscore
November 10, 2012  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Ulbrich on Larimore

UCLA Linebacker Coach Jeff Ulbrich reacts to the decision of Patrick Larimore to take a medical redshirt, and talks about how to fill the hole in the linebackers group...
Via ucla.scout.com
August 14, 2012  |  Discuss

UCLA Football 2012 Position Preview: Linebackers

Below is a quick breakdown of the expected key contributors to Coach Jeff Ulbrich’s linebacker group: The Bruins' linebacking corps was a strength in 2011, however, the group was decimated by injuries during spring practice, leading to a relatively poor showing in the spring scrimmage. Both projected starters at the inside 'backer position, Patrick Larimore (concussion...
Via The Daily Sports Herald
June 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Spring Preview: Ulbrich Interview

We talked with new special teams and linebackers coach Jeff Ulbrich about the new defensive scheme, what he's looking for out of his return men, and how the 3-4 differs from the 4-3 for the linebackers...
Via ucla.scout.com
March 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Marquand Manuel among four coaching additions

Marquand Manuel -- a former Seahawks safety -- is among the four additions to the coaching staff announced by the team Tuesday.He becomes the assistant special teams coach, taking the spot that was filled by Jeff Ulbrich the past two years. Ulbrich went to UCLA, joining Jim Mora's coaching staff.Manuel played two seasons for the Seahawks, starting most of the 2005 season as he...
Via Seahawks Blog
February 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Mora Hires Mazzone, Ulbrich

UCLA Head Coach Jim Mora hired two more assistants Friday, well-respected offensive coordinator Noel Mazzone and special teams/linebacker coach Jeff Ulbrich...
Via ucla.scout.com
January 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Jim Mora adds two more to UCLA staff

After losing out on a possible defensive coordinator on Thursday, new UCLA head coach Jim L. Mora officially announced two new additions to his staff on Friday. After being rumored for the last few weeks, Mora officially announced Noel Mazzone as the Bruins offensive coordinator. Also announced was the hiring of Jeff Ulbrich as special teams coach. Mazzone spent the previous...
Via Fox Sports West
January 06, 2012  |  Discuss

UCLA Football Coach Jim Mora Announces Two Additions to Coaching Staff

UCLA Head Football Coach Jim Mora today announced the hiring of two assistant coaches: Noel Mazzone as the Bruins Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Coach and Jeff Ulbrich as Special Teams Coordinator/Linebackers Coach.
Via UCLA Bruins
January 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Pagano spurns UCLA, named Chargers DC

New UCLA head coach Jim Mora was hoping to have his staff complete the beginning of this week. Clearly those plans have hit a bump in the road. Thursday revealed more uncertainty. John Pagano was named defensive coordinator for the San Diego Chargers, head coach Norv Turner announced Thursday. Pagano takes over for Greg Manusky, who was fired after one season. Pagano, who'...
Via Fox Sports West
January 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Pagano spurns UCLA; named Chargers defensive coordinator

New UCLA head coach Jim L. Mora was hoping to have his staff complete the beginning of this week. Clearly those plans have hit a bump in the road. Thursday revealed more uncertainty. John Pagano has been named defensive coordinator for the San Diego Chargers head coach Norv Turner announced Thursday. Pagano takes over for Greg Manusky, who was fired after one season. Pagano...
Via Fox Sports West
January 05, 2012  |  Discuss
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