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chief52
12-29-2007, 03:37 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=3172713

I bet he does well there...:)

LOS ANGELES -- Rick Neuheisel is coming back to UCLA -- this time as head coach.

Neuheisel, who quarterbacked the Bruins to victory in the 1984 Rose Bowl and later served as an assistant under Terry Donahue, was hired Saturday as his alma mater's 16th coach.

The 46-year-old Neuheisel succeeds Karl Dorrell, who was fired Dec. 3 after five seasons on the job.

"Rick has enjoyed great success throughout his career and we believe he is the coach who can take our program to the next level," athletic director Dan Guerrero said. "His teams at Colorado and Washington continually challenged for conference championships and national rankings, and that is what we are looking to do at UCLA."

Neuheisel spent the last three seasons as an assistant coach for the NFL's Baltimore Ravens, who finish the season Sunday against Pittsburgh. He served as quarterbacks coach in 2005-06, and was promoted to offensive coordinator last January.

He had a 66-30 record as a head coach at Colorado from 1995-98 and Washington from 1999-2002. He hasn't been in the college game since Washington fired him in 2003 for participating in a betting pool on the NCAA basketball tournament. He sued for wrongful termination from Washington and settled in March 2005 with UW and the NCAA for $4.5 million.

Neuheisel began his road back to coaching in the fall of that year as a volunteer assistant coaching quarterbacks at Seattle's Rainier Beach High School.

The Bruins were 35-27 under Dorrell, including 6-6 this season. They lost to BYU 17-16 last Saturday night in the Las Vegas Bowl under defensive coordinator DeWayne Walker, who was also a candidate for the head coaching job.

Others interviewed were Temple coach Al Golden, Oregon coach Mike Bellotti, Tennessee Titans offensive coordinator Norm Chow and Philadelphia Eagles assistant John Harbaugh.

Golden, Bellotti and Chow all took themselves out of consideration.

Ultra Peanut
12-29-2007, 03:54 PM
I think Norm Chow has the right idea.

chiefqueen
12-29-2007, 04:02 PM
I'll take 2011 in the "What year will Nueheisal get UCLA on probation" pool. (But I won't plunk down $5k to enter.)

Skip Towne
12-29-2007, 04:19 PM
Will he bring in his whores from Colorado or hire new ones?

FringeNC
12-29-2007, 04:38 PM
Damn. I was praying they'd take Herm off our hands.

chagrin
12-29-2007, 04:43 PM
Wahoo! Let the illegal recruiting begin!

Reerun_KC
12-29-2007, 05:38 PM
**** you UCLA, thanks for leaving us Herm.

siberian khatru
12-29-2007, 05:58 PM
I'll take 2011 in the "What year will Nueheisal get UCLA on probation" pool. (But I won't plunk down $5k to enter.)

ROFL

eazyb81
12-29-2007, 06:11 PM
I would be incredibly embarrassed if I were a UCLA fan. Your school just sold its soul to try and get a few extra wins.

Extra Point
12-29-2007, 06:19 PM
Neuheisel unfortunately deserves the job more than Herm. SDSU better throw in the upgraded fan base that easily, and unconditionally, gets over it, whatever it may be.

Kudos to all who already posted.

DenverDanChiefsFan
12-29-2007, 09:23 PM
I'll take 2011 in the "What year will Nueheisal get UCLA on probation" pool. (But I won't plunk down $5k to enter.)
Skip
"Will he bring in his whores from Colorado or hire new ones?"

I have only lived in the Donkey suburbs for a few years, but I don't recall Nueheisal causing any sanctions to CU or UW.

I could be wrong. Please provide links to news stories to his wrong doing.

BTW - I understand he was involved with a basketball "pool" at UW.

Just for clarification - I have never been a CU or UW fan. Just did a quick Google search on Nueheisal after seeing the previous posts.

Micjones
12-29-2007, 09:31 PM
Hopefully we'll have a shot at Cam Cameron becoming our next OC now.

Rain Man
12-29-2007, 09:34 PM
Dammit. Can they at least hire Herm as an assistant?

siberian khatru
12-29-2007, 09:57 PM
Skip
"Will he bring in his whores from Colorado or hire new ones?"

I have only lived in the Donkey suburbs for a few years, but I don't recall Nueheisal causing any sanctions to CU or UW.

I could be wrong. Please provide links to news stories to his wrong doing.

BTW - I understand he was involved with a basketball "pool" at UW.

Just for clarification - I have never been a CU or UW fan. Just did a quick Google search on Nueheisal after seeing the previous posts.

http://espn.go.com/ncf/news/2002/1008/1443020.html