(CBS) — Despite multiple reports that UCLA’s Rick Neuheisel has been fired, the Bruins current head coach showed up to his press conference on Sunday and repeated that he has no knowledge about being fired.
Speaking on Sunday, Neuheisel said, “I don’t care what people think. As far as I know, they’re sending a plane to pick us up,”
The Bruins will play at Oregon on Friday night at Autzen Stadium in the Pac-12 championship game, with the winner heading to the Rose Bowl to play Wisconsin or Michigan State.
On Saturday night the Bruins suffered a 50-0 defeat to USC, the most lopsided loss against their rival since 1930.
If the reports are true, which we believe they are, the Bruins are already sending feelers out for new coaches, with the likes of Herm Edwards and Chris Petersen emerging as possible targets.
Of the six teams in the Pac-12 South, three of them are expected to have new coaches next season.
Arizona has already hired Rich Rodriguez, and Arizona State is expected to announce the firing of Dennis Erickson on Monday, with Houston’s Kevin Sumlin believed to be the front-runner to head to Tempe.
Washington State is also expected to relieve Paul Wulff from his head coaching duties.