There has been speculation that UCLA head football coach Rick Neuheisel will not be coming back next season, and according to the L.A. Times' Chris Foster, that is likely becoming a reality. UCLA Athletic Director Dan Guerrero will meet with Neuheisel after their matchup with the Oregon Ducks next Friday for the Pac-12 Championship to discuss his future with the program, and according to those with knowledge of the situation, will likely be let go.
According to Foster, Neuheisel's chances of returning are 'bleak' after Foster spoke with people close to the situation, even if he managed to sneak into the Rose Bowl by beating the Ducks. AD Guerrero spoke bluntly on the situation:
"We will do a valid assessment when we're done strapping on the uniform," Guerrero said Saturday night at the Coliseum.
A Pac-12 title could possibly be Neuheisel's saving grace, though when asked Guerrero would not comment on that. Neuheisel owns a 21-28 record in his four seasons with the Bruins, including a 3-25 record against teams that finished with a winning record over those four years. That includes Oregon, who could possibly be Neuheisel's swan song with UCLA next Friday in the Pac-12 Championship.
And what does Coach have to say for himself? Well, not much:
"All I'm trying to do is my best."
Hopefully he's got an upset up his sleeve.
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