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Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Football: Tidbits from Pac-12 media day

By Blair Angulo


LOS ANGELES -- The Pac-12 Conference released its first-ever preseason poll Tuesday, with UCLA picked to finish fifth out of six teams in the south division. The meager expectations didn't appear to affect the presence at coach Rick Neuheisel's media day lunch table, as a hoard of reporters huddled around to hear what he had to say.

One out-of-town reporter, clearly baffled, looked at the large group and whispered to another: "All of this for a coach that went 4-and-8 last year?"

Some tidbits from the inaugural Pac-12 media day: