The end is never pretty.
Rick Neuheisel felt an obligation to talk with fans after Saturday night's 35-0 spanking from Stanford, and even that didn't go well. Slick Rick started to talk, only to learn the microphone was shut off. After help from a cheerleader, he tried to explain what the handful of fans left in the Rose Bowl had just witnessed.
"We can't get any wor[se than this] ...," he said before realizing what he was about to say.
As T.J. Simers of the Los Angeles Times points out, Karl Dorrell — the man who was fired after five seasons to make way for Slick Rick — was 10-2 in this third season as coach.
Where do the Bruins go from here in Year 3 of the Neuheisel Plan? Up next are Houston and Texas, meaning UCLA is a whisker from starting 0-4. After a winnable home game against Washington State, the team is back on the road for games against California and Oregon.
A 1-6 start is not out of the question.