Talk about throwing the kid to the wolves, and they still have no O line to protect him. Sure at some point ucla will be relevant again, they can't afford not to, but this obsession with USC and how we do it leaves me scratching my head. Do your own thing at your own pace and stop worrying about someone else.
In fact, the only game that really matters for the bruins next season is against Pete Carroll. Pete Carroll is the driving force behind everything that the bruins do. They don't care about bowl games, or championships. The only thing that matters is beating USC.
A ucla coach can not hope to keep his job if he is consistently embarrassed by his cross town rival. Neuheisel knows this. Hes read all the press, and hes looked at all the blogs, and he knows just how much USC is a monkey on the bruin's back.