At LAT, "UCLA to close book on Rick Neuheisel era, after one last chapter":
UCLA's Rick Neuheisel Era, ushered in with great fanfare four years ago, will end Friday night, adding another twist to an already unusual Pac-12 Conference football championship game.More at the link.
Neuheisel was fired Monday morning, but he will be allowed to coach in the title game. If the Bruins beat eight-ranked Oregon in Eugene, they are off to the Rose Bowl — without their coach of the last four seasons.
"We're certainly going to be playing for him," UCLA linebacker Sean Westgate said.
Offensive coordinator Mike Johnson will be the interim coach after Friday.