Two additional coaches hired, two others shift roles.
The Bruin Report for 3-23-13, featuring Chris Sailor, Kenny Donaldson, Angus McClure, Jason Ludwig
The Bruin Report for 12-2-12, w/ guests Anthony Barr, Angus McClure, Joseph Fauria, Jordan Adams, Kyle Anderson, Norman Powell and Larry Drew II
2012 UCLA Football Signing Day Press Conference
Angus McClure just completed his 20th year coaching football and his sixth season as a member of the Bruin staff. In 2012, he began coaching the defensive line, having previously coached the tight ends, offensive line and special teams since arriving in Westwood in 2007. Angus continues in his role as the Recruiting Coordinator. Over the past five years, McClure has led the recruiting effort which has resulted in Bruin classes being ranked among the nation's top 20 in each year.
Several of McClure's defensive linemen enjoyed career seasons in 2012 and helped the Bruins rank among the nation's best in sacks. Senior Datone Jones finished fifth on the team with 62 tackles, 19.0 tackles for loss, 6.5 sacks and went on to enjoy a standout performance at the Senior Bowl. Junior Cassius Marsh registered 50 tackles, 10.5 tackles for loss and 8.0 sacks. Junior Owamagbe Odighizuwa totaled 44 tackles, 6.0 tackles for loss and 3.5 sacks. Jones went on to be a first round selection of the Green Bay Packers in the 2013 NFL Draft.
In 2011, UCLA led the South Division of the Pac-12 in rushing and played in the inaugural Pac-12 Championship Game. Over his time as a Bruin coach, McClure tutored a number of current NFL players: Logan Paulsen (Washington Redskins), Matt Slater (New England Patriots), Mike Harris (San Diego Chargers), Nate Chandler (Carolina Panthers), Cory Harkey (St. Louis Rams), Kai Forbath (Washington Redskins) and Christian Yount (Cleveland Browns).
McClure came to UCLA after serving as the offensive line/run game coordinator on Turner Gill's staff at the University of Buffalo during the 2006 season. Buffalo scored more points (201) in conference games than any other team in the Mid-American Conference East Division. Running back James Starks (starter for the 2011 Green Bay Packers' Super Bowl Championship team) earned second-team All-MAC honors in 2006 and was an honorable mention Freshman All-American by The Sporting News. Offensive lineman Jamie Richard was drafted and became a starter for the Indianapolis Colts.
McClure spent the 2004 and 2005 seasons as an assistant on Bill Callahan's staff at Nebraska. He assisted with the offensive line, coaching the tackles, as well as working with the special teams. The Cornhuskers defeated Michigan in the 2005 Alamo Bowl. As a Husker coach, McClure tutored a number of NFL bound players: Matt Slauson (NY Jets), Lydon Murtha (Miami Dolphins), Chris Patrick (NY Giants)and Sam Koch (Baltimore Ravens).
Prior to his stint at Nebraska, McClure was an assistant head coach and offensive line coach from 1997-2003 at Sacramento State University where he played a major role in some record-breaking offenses. During his tenure, the Hornets set 52 NCAA Division I-AA, Big Sky Conference, or school records.He coached 20 All-Big Sky conference honorees and had six of his players sign NFL contracts. One of McClure's pupils, Lonie Paxton of the New England Patriots (also Denver Broncos), went on to collect three Super Bowl rings. Another McClure pupil, Marco Cavka was drafted by the New York Jets. In addition, five Sacramento State players earned All-American honors and four were chosen to participate in college all-star games. In his seven seasons at Sac State, the Hornets led the Big Sky in rushing four times (1998, 1999, 2000, 2002).
In 1996, McClure coached tight ends at the University of Nevada. He helped the Wolf Pack to the Big West title, a 9-3 record, and the Las Vegas Bowl championship. His tight ends produced a school record 13 touchdowns during the season. Nevada led Division I-A with 527.3 yard per game of total offense and topped the Big West Conference in both rushing and passing.
Angus has served as a guest coach in several NFL camps over the years, including the Buffalo Bills (2007, 2006), San Francisco 49ers (2002, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996), Seattle Seahawks (1998) and San Diego Chargers (1997).
A graduate of Sacramento State, McClure played football there from 1987-91 and later served as a member of the faculty from 1997-2004. He was on the 1988 Hornet team that advanced to the NCAA Division II championship semifinals with an offense which averaged 486.0 yards per game. He began his coaching career at McClatchy High School in Sacramento as assistant head coach and defensive coordinator from 1992-95 while also coaching the offensive line and tight ends.
RECRUITING RESPONSIBILITIES -- Northern California and Easy Bay.
PERSONAL -- Education: Bachelor's in Liberal Studies from Sacramento State, 1995; At UCLA: Six years overall on staff (first joined staff in June 2007 as tight ends coach); Born: December 9, 1968 in San Francisco, CA; Family: Angus and his wife Erin have two sons, Hamish and Malcolm.
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