UCLA had it's last practice under Rick Neuheisel on Wednesday, and players carried the coach off the field. An emotional Neuheisel spoke with reporters afterward. The Bruins are 31-point underdogs to Oregon in Friday's Pacific 12 title game.
UCLA season ticket holders received this email message Wednesday afternoon about preordering tickets to a UCLA-hosted Pacific 12 championship game. Then came Thursday night, when UCLA was routed by Arizona, 48-12.
Here's the highlight from Thursday night's UCLA-Arizona game at Tucson. Watch closely as a man dressed as an official enters from the top of the screen. He attempts to grab the ball from an official, then runs off camera, removes his clothes and streaks around the north end of Arizona Stadium.
While law enforcement wrestle the man to the ground, a brawl starts between Bruin and Wildcat players. Three players were ejected — two from Arizona and one from UCLA.
UCLA's Rick Neuheisel put on the hard sell before the 2008 season, his first as Bruin coach. A newspaper ad took a shot at rival USC by proclaiming, "The Football Monopoly in Los Angeles Is Officially Over." Three years later, Neuheisel has a 15-22 record — including three losses to the Trjoans — and the fanbase is restless.