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UCLA football: Players honor Rick Neuheisel after practice

November 30, 2011 |  6:25 pm

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UCLA players closed Coach Rick Neuheisel’s last practice by carrying him off the field, singing the UCLA fight song Wednesday.

Neuheisel, fired on Monday, led the players in the UCLA chant. He will coach the Bruins against Oregon in the Pac-12 Conference championship game Friday.

Asked if he could have received a better tribute, Neuheisel said, “It’s tough to imagine. It’s meaningful when you work to create relationships. You want the best for them, you want them to achieve what they are capable of achieving. Despite the fact that we didn’t win enough games, I think they are achieving as people. I am extremely proud to be a part of this team and I’m looking forward to a grand finish.”

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-- Chris Foster

Photo: UCLA Coach Rick Neuheisel. Credit: Gary A. Vasquez / U.S. Presswire

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