USC football: Rick Neuheisel could not beat the Trojans
UCLA fired Rick Neuheisel on Monday, two days after the Trojans defeated the Bruins, 50-0.
Neuheisel was 0-4 against the Trojans.
"When you're the UCLA coach, you'd like to play better against USC," Neuheisel said Monday during a teleconference for the Pac-12 championship game. "We had our chances but when you lose in the fashion that we did, that’s a difficult pill to swallow."
USC won, 28-7, at the Rose Bowl in 2008, the year the teams restored the tradition of each wearing home jerseys.
The Trojans won, 28-7, in 2009 and, 28-14, in 2010.
Then came last weekend's rout, in which the Bruins debuted an alternate all-white uniform.
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-- Gary Klein
Photo: Rick Neuheisel. Credit: Jae Hong / Associated Press