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September 1, 2013 | By Chris Foster
Maybe money isn't the issue between DirecTV and the Pac-12 network. Maybe there is too much violence … not on the field, but in the studio. Commentator Ronnie Lott was in the process of singing UCLA's praises after the Bruins' 58-20 victory over Nevada. The former USC defensive back took a tumble while jokingly tossing his wallet to fellow commentator Rick Neuheisel, a former UCLA coach and quarterback. Neuheisel quickly quipped, “See what happens when he says anything nice about UCLA.
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January 17, 2014 | By Sam Farmer
  So what is Peyton Manning signaling when he yells "Omaha! Omaha!" at the line of scrimmage? He joked about it this week when a reporter asked him to explain, saying it was a run call … or a pass call … or sometimes a play-action fake call, depending on which direction the wind is blowing, which way Denver's offense is heading and the jerseys the Broncos are wearing. But, really, what is he doing with that call? He sure barks it out enough, at least 40 times in the divisional playoff game against San Diego.
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May 31, 2012 | By Mike Hiserman
Sirius XM Radio will announce Thursday that it has hired former UCLA football coach Rick Neuheisel to be an analyst on its college sports channel, 91. Neuheisel will make his debut Monday on “College Football Playbook,” which airs from 9 a.m. to noon PDT. He will also co-host “College Sports Today” weekdays from 6 to 9 a.m. The Pac-12Network this month announced Neuheisel as one of its first three broadcasting hires, joining...
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November 21, 2013 | By Gary Klein
Lane Kiffin is no longer USC's coach, but he has an opinion about who should be his permanent replacement. "That's easy. That's already done. It should be Ed Orgeron," Kiffin said Thursday during a radio interview on KSPN-AM (710). Orgeron has guided the Trojans to a 5-1 record since Athletic Director Pat Haden named him interim coach after firing Kiffin on Sept. 29. The No. 23 Trojans, who are 8-3 overall and 5-2 in the Pac-12 Conference, play at Colorado on Saturday.
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September 23, 2011
Rick Neuheisel would be a great college football coach if he'd just fix a few of the little things … such as his win-loss record, meaningful bowl appearances, excitement around the program, embarrassing home losses, and describing every major flaw as simply a little one. Larry Yells Hermosa Beach :: A note to Dan Guerrero: Now, with the Bruins humiliated by Texas at the Rose Bowl, and Rick Neuhisel's demise as coach a certainty, please...
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September 17, 2013 | By Chris Foster
Rick Neuheisel's career path has gone in interesting directions since he was asked to leave UCLA. The former Bruins coach is a polished commentator for the Pac-12 Networks. For those who don't have DirecTV, he is funny and insightful. Musically, though, he still has a ways to go. He popped up on the "Dan Patrick Show" this week to sing "The Ballad of Johnny Manziel ," borrowing the tune from Marty Robbins' "El Paso. " It's not a hit. “Flattening out the Tide” could have used some work.
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November 8, 2011 | Bill Plaschke
Eighteen days, two home games, two victories, one blowout against a team with a losing conference record, one squeaker against a team that missed three field goals, and what happens to UCLA football? All Neuheisel breaks loose. This was confirmed Monday night at a charity dinner where I sat across from two influential UCLA alumni. Both were former decorated Bruin athletes and current businessmen whose voices resonate through the highest reaches of UCLA sports. Over pre-dinner drinks, one alumnus announced his belief that Rick Neuheisel has already proven he is the right coach and educator for this team and should be welcomed back for the final year of his contract.
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September 1, 2011 | T.J. Simers
Before flying off to Houston to make sure I'm there for Rick Neuheisel if this is going to be his last year, I stopped by his office to see if he had any last requests. Cigarette? Blindfold? Or, any last words, and almost right away he says, "I believe I'm a good football coach. " He's going to have to prove it, all right, or more than likely find employment elsewhere. "I don't feel any of that trepidation that would accompany walking to a firing squad," he says.
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October 27, 2011 | T.J. Simers
The scores have never really mattered here. Someone wins, and the next week someone loses. It's always been about people: the ones so difficult to get to know, like Phil Jackson and Mike Garrett ; the ones so offbeat, like Manny Ramirez and Jeff Kent ; and the ones so glorious, like John Wooden and Vin Scully . I still marvel at Karl Dullard's ability to take punches, Mike Scioscia's thin skin, Tim Leiweke's ...
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January 17, 2014 | By Sam Farmer
  So what is Peyton Manning signaling when he yells "Omaha! Omaha!" at the line of scrimmage? He joked about it this week when a reporter asked him to explain, saying it was a run call … or a pass call … or sometimes a play-action fake call, depending on which direction the wind is blowing, which way Denver's offense is heading and the jerseys the Broncos are wearing. But, really, what is he doing with that call? He sure barks it out enough, at least 40 times in the divisional playoff game against San Diego.
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November 21, 2013 | By Gary Klein
Rick Neuheisel was head coach at Colorado, Washington and UCLA, so the former Bruins quarterback knows his way around the Pac-12 Conference. He also plays the guitar, and the Pac-12 Networks analyst is in the habit of penning and performing college-football related songs. Neuheisel's latest composition is a tribute to USC interim Coach Ed Orgeron, who has guided the Trojans to five wins in six games. Last Saturday, the Trojans upset Stanford at the Coliseum. "A tribute to what has taken place there," Neuheisel said during the Pac-12 Networks Football Podcast.
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September 17, 2013 | By Chris Foster
Rick Neuheisel's career path has gone in interesting directions since he was asked to leave UCLA. The former Bruins coach is a polished commentator for the Pac-12 Networks. For those who don't have DirecTV, he is funny and insightful. Musically, though, he still has a ways to go. He popped up on the "Dan Patrick Show" this week to sing "The Ballad of Johnny Manziel ," borrowing the tune from Marty Robbins' "El Paso. " It's not a hit. “Flattening out the Tide” could have used some work.
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September 1, 2013 | By Chris Foster
Maybe money isn't the issue between DirecTV and the Pac-12 network. Maybe there is too much violence … not on the field, but in the studio. Commentator Ronnie Lott was in the process of singing UCLA's praises after the Bruins' 58-20 victory over Nevada. The former USC defensive back took a tumble while jokingly tossing his wallet to fellow commentator Rick Neuheisel, a former UCLA coach and quarterback. Neuheisel quickly quipped, “See what happens when he says anything nice about UCLA.
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November 15, 2012 | By Chris Foster
Jerry Barkley walked onto UCLA's practice field Wednesday and went to work. Facing the Bruins defense, Barkley threw those quick slants he's famous for, plus a few out patterns, and even lofted a couple of deep passes. When practice was over, Barkley walked off the field and was Jerry Neuheisel again. Someday, Neuheisel may get to show UCLA fans what kind of quarterback he is. For now, the freshman plays like someone else each week as a member of the Bruins scout team. This week, that person is USC's Matt Barkley.
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September 22, 2012 | T.J. Simers
So I buy into this Jim Mora -walks-on-water hoopla. "Discipline," as one UCLA honk after the next says as I arrive at the Rose Bowl, making the difference. I've only seen the Bruins play Rice, and I thought I was watching two high school teams. But I'm here willing to write it off as opening-game jitters, expecting the Bruins to run their record to 4-0. OK, so I'm a little surprised to see I'm the only one here, or so it seems. I've always worried about the inferiority complex of these poor mopes, UCLA fans never getting a good football team or the chance to rub victory in the faces of others.
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September 2, 2012 | Chris Dufresne
1: Georgia at Missouri is not just the Southeastern Conference game of the week, it's the first time those words have ever been typed. This is a dangerous early trip into the Midwest for Georgia, favored to win the SEC East. Show-me Missouri fans know they have only one chance to make their first SEC impression. 2: Careful what you wish for. Texas A&M left the Big 12 last year because it got tired of Texas always getting its way. The Aggies now face the cold, hard truth of the SEC. Texas A&M plays Florida in College Station without benefit of a warmup as last weekend's opener against Louisiana Tech was postponed because of Hurricane Isaac.
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December 2, 2011
Four years ago, Bruins fans should have noticed that "Football Monopoly Is Over" ominously had way too many zeros. Brian Robinette Van Nuys :: While firing Rick Neuheisel was certainly a step in the right direction, I can't help but think that the administration at UCLA really doesn't care about the football program and we are therefore doomed to mediocrity. They have said and will say all the right things about putting up the money to compete with the Oregons and USCs of the world, but this alum will believe it when he sees it. Besides, even if we do, Dan Guerrero is the guy who will make the selection, and we all know what his track record is. David Hirsch Ventura :: I was astounded that Mike Leach was never mentioned as a possible candidate for the UCLA job. He only turned a backwater school into a major contender with a high-powered offense.
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November 30, 2011 | By Chris Foster
UCLA players closed Coach Rick Neuheisel's last practice by carrying him off the field, singing the UCLA fight song Wednesday. Neuheisel, fired Monday, led the team in the UCLA chant. He will coach the Bruins for the last time against Oregon in the Pac-12 Conference championship game Friday. Asked whether he could have received a better tribute, Neuheisel said, "It's tough to imagine. It's meaningful when you work to create relationships. You want the best for them. You want them to achieve what they are capable of achieving.
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August 26, 2012 | By Chris Foster
The UCLA football team is back to defend its Pac-12 South Division championship this season … after firing its head coach. Contradictions are not uncommon when it comes to the Bruins and football. The school is near where the surf meets the recruiting turf, surrounded by some of the nation's best high school talent. The combination seems right for a national power, yet the Bruins have an 81-80 record since their last Rose Bowl appearance in the 1998 season. Money and academic standards have long been cited as obstacles by fans and, quietly, by athletic department officials.
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August 18, 2012 | By Lance Pugmire, Los Angeles Times
As the second of USC's practices began Friday afternoon, an old rival sat nearly alone in the stands watching. "I recruited almost all those guys," said Rick Neuheisel. The former UCLA football coach who was fired in November after a four-year run with a 21-28 record is now working as a co-host on Sirius/XM radio's college sports talk station, capping a cross-country tour of camps to advance his coming weekday talk show with Jack Arute. Neuheisel has previously reviewed the Trojans at a practice and said he's "very impressed," particularly with the offense directed by Trojans quarterback and Heisman Trophy favorite Matt Barkley.
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