UCLA represented on CFB HOF ballot & Pac-12’s football title game changes

James and Josh talk about the 2023 College Football Hall of Fame ballot, Martell Irby’s retirement from football and the adjustments to the Pac-12’s football title game selection process.

Where to Listen

Orange County Register reporter James H. Williams and former UCLA linebacker Josh Woods talk about the UCLA representation on the College Football Hall of Fame ballot for 2023 (00:01:59).

  • John Lee, UCLA-Placekicker-Two-time First Team All-American, earning consensus honors in 1985…Boasted the NCAA’s highest career field goal percentage among players with at least 55 attempts (.859)…Two-time First Team All-Pac-10 selection who helped UCLA to three league titles and finished his career as the Bruins’ all-time scoring leader (390).
  • Ken Norton Jr. (current UCLA linebackers coach), UCLA-Linebacker-1987 First Team All-American, leading Bruins to four consecutive bowl wins… Member of the 1985 conference championship team… Led team in tackles in 1986 (106) and in 1987 (125) and ranks sixth in school history with 339 career tackles.
  • Bill McGovern (current UCLA defensive coordinator), Holy Cross-Defensive Back-Named First Team All-American in 1984…Led the nation in interceptions (11) in 1984…Set Division I-AA career interception record with 24…Two-time All-ECAC performer (1983-84)…Named 1984 team captain.

The duo also talks about Martell Irby’s retirement from football (00:10:05) and the Pac-12’s adjustments football title game selection process (00:22:07).

  • 2011: No. 9 Oregon vs. No. 4 Stanford (instead of unranked UCLA) – 49-31 
  • 2012: No. 8 Stanford vs. No. 5 Oregon (instead of No. 16 UCLA) – 27-24 
  • 2015: No. 7 Stanford vs. No. 16 Oregon (instead of No. 20 USC)
  • 2018: No. 11 Washington vs. No. 13 WSU (instead of No. 17 Utah)
  • 2020: No. 13 USC vs. No. 25 Colorado (instead of unranked Washington)