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UCLA fires Neuheisel

Tue., Nov. 29, 2011

LOS ANGELES – UCLA has fired football coach Rick Neuheisel after four seasons in charge of his alma mater.

Neuheisel will be allowed to coach the Bruins in Friday’s Pac-12 title game at Oregon, the school announced Monday.

Neuheisel is 21-28 since taking over the program in 2008, never building the momentum he needed to reach his goal of challenging Southern California for city supremacy. UCLA made it to just one bowl game in his first three seasons, winning the EagleBank Bowl in 2009.

The Bruins will represent the Pac-12 South in the league title game despite finishing two games behind postseason-banned USC in the division standings.

Career record: 87-58 in 12 seasons (Colorado, Washington, UCLA).

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