Tuesday, September 2, 2008

UCLA Bruins Walk the Walk

Coming off a losing season (6-7 overall) in 2007 and a stint of mediocrity, the UCLA Bruins are committed to turning their program around. It started with the hiring of head coach Rick Neuheisel. And, the players responded with an opening day upset over #18 Tennessee.

There was some added pressure on the Bruins, after a full-page ad was placed in the LA Times this week. The ad features Neuheisel pointing his finger, literally and figuratively at Pete Carroll and his USC Trojans. It's a good start for the Bruins, but they have a lot more work to do to back up their words.

Neuheisel is back in the college game after a 5-year hiatus. In 2003, he was fired from the U. Washington head job for betting on the 2003 NCAA basketball tourney in a bracket pool. In 2005, he received a $4.5 million settlement in a lawsuit against the NCAA and the university.

4 comments:

Pax Arcana said...

Awesome game.

Awiseboy said...

When it comes down to it, whether it's the Bruins or USC or UCLA or Stanford or any of the California football teams, only one school matters. Santa Clara University. Too bad their football program was cut years ago, or all this talk about California football dominance would be moot.

Andy said...

Were you a member of the Ruff Riders
?

Awiseboy said...

Still am, baby. Still am.