Found November 27, 2011 on Crystal Ball Run:
PLAYERS: Rick Neuheisel
Gather around, kids, and let me tell you a story about a college football coach you might now know as "Pistol Rick." He first hit the scene in 1995 as the youthful, hip alternative to your everyday meat-and-potatoes coach. While his predecessor at the University of Colorado, Bill McCartney, was off founding Promise Keepers, a fiercely conservative religious organization, Pistol Rick was practicing his guitar to play on his coach's show. In an ultra-cool town like Boulder, the 34-year-old coach seemed like an awesome fit. Led by prolific passer Koy Detmer, Pistol Rick's first team at CU played with a preternatural confidence to match the precocious coach. As is the case today with "It" coaching candidates like Gus Malzahn or Chip Kelly, whenever high-profile jobs came open, professional speculators inevitably brought up brought up Pistol Rick. There were hints he might be more sizzle than steak – his second team at Colorado finished 5-6 – but Pistol R...

Report: Neuheisel to be fired after season

UCLA football coach Rick Neuheisel is set to be fired even if the team makes the Rose Bowl, the Los Angeles Times reported late Saturday, citing sources. Bruins athletic director Dan Guerrero will sit down with Neuheisel after their season is over -- which could be as soon as next Friday, when UCLA plays Oregon in the Pac-12 Championship Game as a heavy underdog. The only reason...

Players react to Neuheisel firing

To Rick Neuheisel, Taylor Embree is simply "Boby." Short for "Boby Shaq." It's a name that goes back to Embree's youth during Neuheisel's time as the Colorado head coach. "Boby" is closer to Neuheisel than any other player on the Bruins roster. As the son of a coach, Embree gets it. Firing is as much a part of the coaching profession...

Neuheisel fired; will coach Pac-12 title

UCLA has fired coach Rick Neuheisel after four seasons in charge of his alma mater. Neuheisel will be allowed to coach the Bruins (6-6, 5-4 Pac-12) in Friday's Pac-12 title game at Oregon, the school announced Monday. Offensive coordinator Mike Johnson will be the Bruins' interim coach if they earn a bowl berth. Neuheisel is 21-28 since taking over the program in 2008,...

Neuheisel thinks he deserves to keep job (AP)

UCLA coach Rick Neuheisel believes he deserves to keep his job. He also realizes many fans won't agree unless the Bruins manage an enormous upset victory in the Pac-12 title game. One day after No. 9 Southern California's 50-0 destruction of its crosstown rival, the Bruins (6-6, 5-4 Pac-12) began preparations for a visit to Oregon amid fresh uncertainty about Neuheisel's future.

Coaching carousel: Rich Neuheisel, Dennis Erickson out

Rick Neuheisel is out as head coach at UCLA.

Neuheisel officially out after Pac-12 title game

On Sunday, multiple media outlets informed the general public that Rick Neuheisel would be fired following UCLA’s appearance in the Pac-12 title game Friday night. Monday, the school has finally gotten around to informing the coach the same thing. According to and others, Neuheisel was informed Monday morning, presumably by athletic director Dan Guerrero,…

UCLA Relieves Rick Neuheisel of His Duties as Head Football Coach

UCLA Head Football Coach Rick Neuheisel, who compiled a record of 21-28 in his four years at the helm, has been relieved of his duties, it was announced today by UCLA Director of Athletics Dan Guerrero.

UCLA fires Rick Neuheisel; will coach Pac-12 title

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- UCLA has fired coach Rick Neuheisel after four seasons in charge of his alma mater.

UCLA fires Rick Neuheisel; will coach Pac-12 title

UCLA has fired coach Rick Neuheisel after four seasons in charge of his alma mater.

Live Press Conference with Dan Guerrero at 2:30 pm

UCLA Athletic Director Dan Guerrero will meet with the media at 2:30 pm today at the Los Angeles Tennis Center Clubhouse to discuss the dismissal of football coach Rick Neuheisel. Watch the press conference live here.
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