Neuheisel's reign tougher than expected

After disappointment last season, the UCLA head coach knows he's on the hot seat

Updated: July 28, 2011, 2:37 PM ET
By Peter Yoon | ESPNLosAngeles.com

Things weren't supposed to be this difficult for Rick Neuheisel.

When he took the job coaching UCLA's football team, he was supposed to waltz in, work his magic and get the Bruins to a double-digit win total in no time at all.

That's the way it seemed to work at his previous stops as a college coach, so why not at his alma mater?

Instead, Neuheisel enters his fourth season as the leader of a program spinning its wheels as it tries to escape the clutches of mediocrity. ...

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