Wednesday, June 1, 2011

College football is a what-have-you-done-for-me-lately world

                                         has a list of "coaches on the hot seat" around the country, and the list of 14 includes four from the PAC-12: UCLA's Rick Neuheisel, Washington State's Paul Wulff, Arizona State's Dennis Erickson and Cal's Jeff Tedford.  Of these, Neuheisel is the most vulnerable, number one on the list.  Writer Tom Dienhart notes that the UCLA head man is " 0-3 against the Trojans, getting outscored 84-28. He's 15-22 overall with one bowl and no finish higher than eighth in the Pac-10." 

It looks bad for Tricky Ricky, as the Bruins aren't likely to be loads better this year.  Wulff's team has made grudging progress and should inch forward a little more this season; Erickson has a veteran squad that should challenge in the PAC-12 South.  Tedford's seat doesn't seem all that hot--he's won as much as anyone has at Cal, and as long as the Bears make an occasional bowl, he'll have a job there.  With Memorial Stadium remodeling underway this year, somehow that extends his grace period.  It gives fans a sense the team is "under construction" as well.

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