UCLA names former RB DeShaun Foster head coach

UCLA named former Bruins running back DeShaun Foster as the program’s 19th head coach on Monday.Foster, 44, replaces Chip Kelly, who departed last week to become the offensive coordinator at Ohio State.Foster has 11 years of coaching experience following a six-season playing career in the NFL from 2003-08.He has spent the past 10 seasons at his alma mater, including the past seven as running backs coach. He was the Bruins’ associate head coach in 2023.”This is a dream come true,” Foster said. “I always envisioned being a Bruin ever since I was young, and now being the head coach at my alma mater is such a surreal feeling, and I’m grateful for this opportunity. The foundation of this program will be built on discipline, respect and enthusiasm. These are phenomenal young men, and I’m excited to hit the ground running.”Foster played at UCLA from 1998-2001, rushing for 3,194 yards and 44 touchdowns and earning second-team All-American honors as a senior.