UCLA Bruins Football: 7 Reasons Why the Rick Neuheisel Era Has Been a Failure

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UCLA Bruins Football: 7 Reasons Why the Rick Neuheisel Era Has Been a Failure
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There isn't a hotter seat in the nation

We all know that Coach Rick Neuheisel's seat is pretty hot.  Scratch that, its magmatic. 

UCLA has been a disappointment in the three-plus years under Neuheisel.  They've been to one bowl game, and are 17-24.

So there's no question that there is a hot seat, but why has UCLA played so poorly?  Why haven't they capitalized on a few consecutive strong recruiting classes, and established themselves as a perennial Top 25 team?

Here are seven reasons why the era has been a failure.  As you will see, some have been Neuhiesel's fault, others, not as much.  After getting the full picture, we can analyze whether or not Neuheisel deserves the scrutiny he is currently under.

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