While Rick Neuheisel cried tears of sadness following his final practice as head coach of UCLA Wednesday, everyone else cried tears of joy. Alright, so maybe I’m in the minority as an emotionally shallow person who didn’t buy into Rick’s hype. The last four years of the program were wasted. There’s no way around it. But it was nice to see the team carry Rick off Spaulding Field after his last practice as head coach.
Rick had a difficult time speaking with the media after practice. He teared up several times:
Do the Bruins have a chance in the Pac-12 title game?
“Rather than thinking about winning, I want to think about playing our asses off,” Neuheisel said after practice. “I want to think about being furious with respect to the intensity that we play with. That will give us a chance, and we’ll see what transpires, but we are going to play like there is no tomorrow because there isn’t.”
It would be absurd to think that the Bruins win this game in Eugene. They’re 30-point underdogs. They were completely outclassed by the Ducks last year 60-13. I’d like to think the Bruins will have an emotional edge on Friday, but that would be a dream. I still don’t see how they can stop Oregon’s offense.Google+