List of UAB Blazers football seasons

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Legion Field, UAB Blazers home field

The UAB Blazers college football team competed as part of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Football Bowl Subdivision, and represented the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) in the East Division of Conference USA (C-USA). The Blazers played their home games at Legion Field in Birmingham, Alabama for their entire history between 1991 and 2014.[1] Since their inaugural 1991 season, UAB has played in 273 games, and as of the discontinuance of the Blazers' program that followed their 2014 season, they compiled an all-time record of 118 wins, 153 losses, 2 ties, and appeared in a single bowl game.[2]

For the 1991–92 seasons, UAB competed as a Division III independent, unaffiliated with a conference. As a Division III school, the Blazers compiled an overall record of 11 wins, 6 losses, and 2 ties before moving up to Division I-AA for the 1993 season.[3] As a Division I-AA independent for the 1993 through 1995 seasons, UAB compiled an overall record of 21 wins and 12 losses before they moved up to Division I-A.[2] The Blazers entered the 1996 season as an I-A independent,[4] and in their first I-A game, UAB lost to in-state rival Auburn 29–0. They finished their first I-A season with 5 wins and 6 losses. Already a participating member of Conference USA in other sports, on November 13, 1996, UAB was admitted to the league as a football playing member effective the 1999 season.[5]

The longest tenured head coach of the Blazers was Watson Brown who led UAB for 12 seasons between 1995 and 2006.[6] Brown coached the Blazers to their only bowl game in the 2004 Hawaii Bowl and led the team to an overall record of 62 wins and 74 losses before he resigned after the 2006 season.[6] After Bill Clark led UAB to a record of six wins and six losses in his first season as head coach, on December 3, 2014, university president Ray Watts announced the elimination of the football program effective the end of the 2014–15 season.[7]

Seasons

Bowl Eligible Bowl game berth ^
List of seasons showing head coach, conference, conference finish, division finish, wins, losses, ties, bowl games and final poll standings[A 1]
Season Head coach Conference Conference finish Division finish Wins Losses Ties Bowl result AP Poll
[A 2]
Coaches' Poll
[A 3]
1991 Hilyer, JimJim Hilyer Division III Independent 4 3 2 N/A N/A
1992 7 3 0 N/A N/A
1993 Division I-AA Independent 9 2 0 N/A N/A
1994 7 4 0 N/A N/A
1995 Brown, WatsonWatson Brown 5 6 0 N/A N/A
1996 Division I-A Independent 5 6
1997 5 6
1998 4 7
1999 Conference USA T–2nd 5 6
2000 T–5th 7 4
2001 T–2nd 6 5
2002 T–5th 5 7
2003 T–6th 5 7
2004 T–2nd 7 5 Lost Hawaii Bowl to Hawaii Warriors, 40–59^
2005 T–5th 5 6
2006 5th 3 9
2007 Callaway, NeilNeil Callaway 6th 2 10
2008 T–4th 4 8
2009 T–4th 5 7
2010 5th 4 8
2011 T–4th 3 9
2012 McGee, GarrickGarrick McGee 5th 3 9
2013 T–5th 2 10
2014 Clark, BillBill Clark T–3rd 6 6

Totals

Wins Losses Ties Win percentage
Regular Season Games 118 149 2 .442
Bowl Game 0 1 0 .000
All Games 118 150 2 .441
Reference: [2]

Notes

  1. ^ Statistics correct as of the time of the disbandment of the program following their 2014 season.
  2. ^ The Associated Press began conducting a weekly college football poll in 1936.[8]
  3. ^ The college football coaches' poll has been sponsored by multiple organizations since its creation in 1950. Its current sponsor is USA Today[8]

References

General
  • UAB 2013 Football Information Guide. Birmingham, Alabama: UAB Media Relations. 2013. 
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). "Bowl/All-Star Game Records" (PDF). 2014 NCAA Division I Football Records. NCAA.org. Retrieved December 6, 2014. 
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). "Football Bowl Subdivision Records" (PDF). 2014 NCAA Division I Football Records. NCAA.org. Retrieved December 6, 2014. 
Specific
  1. ^ Clegg, Jonathan (December 3, 2014). "Without UAB football, what happens to Legion Field?". The Wall Street Journal. WSJ.com. Retrieved December 6, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c DeLassus, David. "Alabama–Birmingham Yearly Totals". College Football Data Warehouse. Archived from the original on December 8, 2014. Retrieved December 6, 2014. 
  3. ^ Bolton, Clyde (August 4, 1993). "The Blazers' I-AA debut draws near". The Birmingham News. p. 1C. 
  4. ^ Martin, Wayne (November 9, 1995). "UAB football approved for I-A". The Birmingham News. 
  5. ^ Martin, Wayne (November 15, 1996). "Blazers football gets league ok for '99". The Birmingham News. 
  6. ^ a b "Watson Brown takes Tennessee Tech job after 12 years at UAB". USA Today. Associated Press. December 9, 2006. Retrieved December 6, 2014. 
  7. ^ "UAB shutting down football program". ESPN.com. ESPN.com news services. December 3, 2014. Retrieved December 6, 2014. 
  8. ^ a b Football Bowl Subdivision Records, p. 80
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