UCLA will hold a press conference today at 2:30 pm PST to discuss the firing of Rick Neuheisel. There will be a live video stream that is available here. This will be our open thread to follow along and comment on the proceedings.
Let me start here by saying that, personally, we wish Rick nothing but the best. I truly believe he always did what he felt was best for U.C.L.A. He took over at what was our lowest point in decades. He renewed our enthusiasm and patriotism for Bruin football. He brought in great recruiting classes and replenished the talent on the roster. He ran a clean program. Unfortunately, the coaching side of things never worked, and this move to relieve him of his position was well past due. But when it is said and done, I will remember Rick as a Rose Bowl champion and a truly loyal Bruin. Thank you for giving your best, Rick.
Regime Change is only halfway done, however. If may be questionable whether this decision was Chiant's Dan's call, or whether this move was made by someone else. If so, then Dan is in a truly vulnerable position with someone else making decisions. If this was Dan's call, then he needs to be fired immediately simply for not even having the decency to tell the players that Rick was removed and let them find out via the media.
Half way there, Bruins. Don't let up. Our school deserves better.