Rick Neuheisel was hired today to be the head coach of the UCLA Bruins. UCLA did about everything they could not to hire them, but it all came down to the simple fact that nobody of prominence wanted to take the job.
I think Rick is actually a smart choice who will do well at UCLA.
I guess we will find out on Monday if DeWayne Walker wants to stick around, or move on to Washington.
Oregon State Holds Off Maryland
Senior running back Bernard rushed for 177 yards and a touchdown in his final game for Oregon State, and the Beavers pounded out a 21-14 victory over Maryland on Friday night in a rain-soaked Emerald Bowl. James Rodgers rushed for 115 yards, caught an early TD pass and recovered teammate Bernard's fumble for the second half's only score as the Beavers won their fourth consecutive bowl game under coach Mike Riley. Rodgers has the same type of skill set as Husky recruit David Freeman which is good news for Husky fans.
Huskies knock off LSU in Baton Rouge
The Huskies rallied back from a 41-27 halftime deficit to beat LSU 73-65. The Dawgs were led by Pondexter, Brockman, and Morris.
Washington took their first lead of the day on a 3-pointer by Ryan Appleby that put the score at 49-47 with 11:10 left in the game. Pondexter led Washington with 17 points, 11 of those coming in the second half. Morris scored all but four of his 15 points in the second half. Also scoring in the double digits were Brockman, with 15 points and 12 rebounds, and Appleby, with 12 points.
This was a big win for the Dawgs who are finally starting to jell heading into conference play. You have to wonder if this win will be what they need to start playing like a tight unit for the rest of the season. For one thing it was good to see Pondexter finally have a breakthrough type performance.