UCLA Settles on Rick Neuheisel

That’s Neuheisel — N-E-U-H-E-I-S-E-L. Better get it straight since it’s the name I’ll be pounding into the keyboard incessantly over the next several years. And I have to say, I am quite satisfied with the hire. I think Neuheisel can do what I want with UCLA football: make them achieve at reasonable levels. With Rick at coach, they’ll probably average eight wins a year, pulling 10 in a good year, and maybe only six in a down year. If he recruits a few superstars, heck we could even sneak into a BCS game or two. What I’m wondering is why it took UCLA three weeks to hire a man they could’ve had a long time ago. Is Neuheisel not ashamed that the Bruins took this long?

See, UCLA was looking to take the hottest girl in school to the prom. They knew they could get laid if they asked Rick, but what’s the fun in that? Once the hot chicks were already taken or showed no signs of interest, they settled for the sure thing. And you know what? Sometimes that’s the best way to go. You have a guy who wants the job and will work hard at the job. A guy who’s had a questionable past but has likely learned and will try to avoid the same pitfalls that brought him down elsewhere. I expect Neuheisel to be around the Bruins program for the next 10 years or so and I’m satisfied with the hire. Now retaining DeWayne Walker as defensive coordinator would be a great bonus.

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  • halfcourt

    Your right. AD Guerrero did a pretty thorough search for the hottest date: Peterson, Mooch, and even got pretty close to bagging Belotti. But in the end the easy choice will hopefully prove the good choice.

  • http://svpstyle.com ScottVanPeltStyle.com

    Scandal with a local car dealership in 5…4…3…2…

  • http://pointguardu.com nick

    Lets see how long it take before he starts betting on the NCAA Basketball tournament….

  • Gene

    The UCLA scenario was similar to USC’s search before they hired Pete Carroll. They offered the job to Dennis Erickson, Mike Bellotti (sounds familiar), and Mike Riley before being rebuffed and picking the unemployed but very formidible Pete Carroll.

  • JS

    As Tim Floyd says, there is room in Los Angeles for two championship calibre teams.

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