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Saturday, February 23, 2008

Neuheisel's a jackass, great fit for UCLA

The powder blue JUCO across town brought on a new coach this offseason. After a bunch of spinning their wheels Rick Neuheisel was named as the leader for the Bruins football program. What a leader they have chosen.

When UCLA Athletic Director, Dan Guerrero, was asked about the trouble that seemed to follow Neuheisal from Clorado to Washington. Guerrero showed what UCLA is all about "In the end, it was all about 66 collegiate wins." referring to the number of wins Neuheisel got while head coach at Washington.

What else did Neuheisel get while he was in Washington. He got a safety onto the field despite being aware that the player had a warrant in his name to address charges that he cut his wife's face, broke her arm and nose.

Neuheisel also got Seattle PD to wait until the end of the season to charge one of his Linebackers with murder. The SPD already had his bloddy print before the season started but Neuheisels protective umbrella was wide enough to keep him safe, Until Neuheisel got his eligibilty out of him, and then the murder charges were filed.

Neuheisel got his star wide receiver out of charge after charge starting fromt he time he had signed his letter of intent, with an assualt, escalating to charges of hit-and-run as well as rape in his senior season. The cases that occured once he was producing touchdowns for UW were all dropped . The case he got before he actually got to UW was reduced to the extent that he no longer had to remain confined and was allowed to practice with the team.

After all of this was detailed recently in a great Seattle Times series Kurt Streeter of the La Times sat down to talk with Neuheisel. When Streeter asked why no internal university investigation into allegations regarding tight end, Jerramy Stevens , was completed as the university had promised. Neuheisel leaned back on his couch, looked out the window and said it just wasn't his place. He said that after the arrest was made he met with his athletic director, and that an agreement was made to not penalize his player until more facts emerged.

Dan Guerrero seemed pretty confident defending Neuheisel as his hire. With Neuheisel so comfortable playing pass the buck. Guerrero better be sure he is comfortable with him. Looks like he just made his bed with Neuheisel.

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