The Bruins need a home run hire in a changing Pac-12 landscape.
UCLA has a proud tradition in football, but the last two decades have been very mediocre outside of three or four special seasons. The Bruins’ last Rose Bowl win? That would be a victory over Iowa at the end of the 1985 season.
After four seasons, UCLA has announced Rick Neuheisel’s tenure will end after the Pac-12 Championship. Neuheisel came to Los Angeles with a lot of promise, but never got the Bruins into conference title contention. The Bruins were 21-28 under Neuheisel and made just one bowl appearance.
The crosstown rivalry between the Los Angeles insitutions is one of college football's most unique rivalries
This article on the USC vs. UCLA college football rivalry originally appeared in Athlon's 1990 college football annuals. As the rivalry is renewed this week, we thought it was relevant to take a look back at the history of the football series between these two schools in Los Angeles who are separated by a mere 13 miles.
The Great Rivalries — USC vs. UCLA
By Mal Florence
Red Sanders once said that the Southern California-UCLA football series is not a matter of life or death. “It’s more important than that,” he said.
When Arizona decided to part ways with Mike Stoops, it desperately needed to make a splash with its next head coach. It’s easy to throw around the phrase “home-run hire” during coaching changes, but I feel confident using that term with the Wildcats’ hire of Rich Rodriguez.