Good thing for Rick Neuheisel. He didn’t have to stand in the unemployment line for long.
Just months after getting canned as the head coach of UCLA following a fourth disappointing season, Slick Rick will be back in the Pac-12 spotlight again, but in another capacity. SportsbyBrooks reports that Neuheisel will be both a studio and in-game analyst for the Pac-12 Network this upcoming season at a salary — again, reported — of $300,000.
If true, it’s not a bad way to pass the time after losing the job at his alma mater. So far, there hasn’t been any other public confirmation from the network or Neuheisel’s camp about the report.
It would be a good gig for Neuheisel too, who obviously knows the Pac-12 very well from not only his time at UCLA, but at Washington and Colorado.
Sorry, I’m in the small minority of people — like, the .1 percent, folks — who actually like Neuheisel.
Neuheisel would join the growing fraternity of coaches who, in their “down time between coaching jobs”, use their football knowledge for TV purposes. New Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez spent the past year working for CBSSports after he was fired from Michigan after the 2010 season.