4 worst head coach hires in UCLA football history

UCLA hired its next head coach, DeShaun Foster, and Bruins fans need to hope his career turns about better than the tenures of the four coaches that made this list.
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2008-11. . Rick Neuheisel. Rick Neuheisel. 1. Rick Neuheisel. . . player. 518

Rick Neuheisel never coached at one place for more than four years despite his success on the field. At Colorado after taking over for the legendary Bill McCartney, he went 33-14 in four seasons with a Cotton Bowl win and at Washington, he went 33-16 over four seasons with a conference title in 2000 and a Rose Bowl win over Drew Brees and Purdue. 

However, Neuheisel was fired by Washington amidst an NCAA investigation but was eventually awarded damages after suing the NCAA and the University of Washington. After a few seasons as an NFL assistant, Neuheisel got back into the college game as the head coach of his alma mater, UCLA in 2008. 

There, the winning stopped but the circus continued. Neuheisel was excellent at drumming up attention around the program and even brought in quality recruiting classes, but over his four seasons he went 21-28 with just one winning season, in 2009. 

USC was ineligible for the postseason in 2011, so despite pounding the Bruins 50-0, the fifth straight victory in the rivalry for the Trojans, UCLA made the Pac-12 Championship Game against Oregon. 

Neuheisel was fired before the game but still allowed to coach the 49-31 loss to the Ducks.

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