Neuheisel on Hasiak

UCLA head coach Rick Neuheisel had this to say about the reinstatement of sophomore offensive guard Stan Hasiak:

“”Stan has done everything we have asked of him during the Winter Quarter,” Neuheisel said. “He has made some mistakes and has tried to correct them. After speaking with our coaching staff and our players, I felt like he deserved one last chance to be part of our team.”

Hasiak was suspended from team activities on Dec. 21, when he was sent home for violation of team rules. He did not travel to the EagleBank Bowl with the team.

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  • H8T SuC

    Nice to have him officially back on the TEAM
    Hope he behaves now, and takes his anger out on Opponents instead of his own team.

  • USC_Fire

    In other words,
    We suck, and despite his problems we need help on the O-line. We like to pretend we run a tight ship but we will bend over backwards to help us win. You can ask Justin Medlock or Randal Carroll. I also consulted with Howland and he said play him, like I did with Radrovich, but we still sucked and you will next year.

  • Reformed Droog

    I like this a lot. Not because Hasiak is back on the team, but because it shows that Coach Neuheisel is serious about keeping his program clean. For a guy who normally lives in the realm of “coach talk,” to flat out say that this is Stan’s “one last chance” sends a clear, strong message.

  • Anonymous

    Hypocrite USC Fire why don’t you ask your football team and basketball team about cheating. Why don’t you ask OJ Simpson, Reggie Bush, Rey Rey and TIm FLoyd.

  • Anonymous

    Get a life USC Fire, trying to make yourself feel better going in a Bruin site. Look in the mirror – it’s your football and basketball program that has cheated. Stop living in denial.

  • Odie

    @ usc_fire – Its funny that you wrote “We like to pretend we run a tight ship but we will bend over backwards to help us win” because thats what Mike Garrett said to the NCAA Committe.

  • USC_Fire

    WOW! What a reaction from my little bruin friends. All I was saying was that it looks like UCLA will allow a few bad eggs just to try to win an extra game here or there. NO biggie. Why do I think that if this wasn’t an area of need for the team, then it would have been handled different.

  • Robert

    USC fire is just a hating on UCLA for running a tight ship. When did Pete Carroll EVER suspended a player even for a single day?? never! Rick Neuheisel suspended Hasiak for most of the year even when we lacked depth on the OLine and we desperately needed him. Great to see Rick give Hasiak another chance, I hope Hasiak learned his lesson.

  • Anonymous

    Re: U$C_Fire

    As a U$C fan that is what you have come to expect from the way YOUR school handles these situations. You don’t even know what Hasiak’s transgressions were, yet you are convinced he is getting special treatment.

  • Coach Thom

    USC_Fire is just trying to get a little reaction from this board, and he/she has succeeded admirably. Nothing riles up a Bruin more than a pseudo $UCmaster having a harmless dig at us. USC_Fire is probably a disgruntled Tennessee fan who’s still trying to get over 2 successive humiliations by our UCLA boys. Glad to hear that Hasiak is back on the team. Hopefully, he’s matured and can now control whatever issues he had. Go get ‘em, Stan!

  • allegedly

    What did Hasiak do?

  • USC_Fire

    Hi Coach Thom, I am not a UT fan. I am a USC fan, and yeah i was trying too get a little rise… but I was also telling what i really thought. That Hasiak is getting a little bit of leeway cause is was highly rated and it is a area of need. Nothing wrong with it, it just is what it is and it can go both ways. Either its a mistake cause he’ll blow it, or was a good idea cause he lived up to his end. You know if this was a SC story then most bruin fans would be all up in arms about it. And your victories over UT… Well, UCLA earned them both no matter how unlikely.

  • USC_Fire

    Robert, nice fact checking, that Dec 21st date looks like half most the season to me. This was takin fron ESPN:

    “Hasiak had been suspended from team activities since Dec. 21, when he was sent home for a violation of team rules. He did not travel to the EagleBank Bowl with the team.”

    And for those wondering what he did, per LA Times:

    “Hasiak has been involved with numerous reported incidents involving near fights with teammates during live scrimmages.”

    I also remember some violent outburst at a hospital. You must be a real fan, all mouth and no facts.

  • Anonymous

    “Why do I think that if this wasn’t an area of need for the team, then it would have been handled different.”

    Because you’re a USC fan, that’s why. To you there is nothing wrong with cheating and having a program full of low-character guys, just so you can say you have a good football team. Pathetic.

    And it’s ridiculous to call Hasiak a “bad egg” when all he did was beat up on some of his teammates in practice. Compare that to some of the “bad eggs” in the Trojan football program, and, well, there’s no comparison. You have cornered the market on “bad eggs” . . . .

  • USC_Fire

    Ok Anonymous @7:45 now you just being silly. This post was never about USC football, but in an attemp to deflect Hasiak’s actions you play the:

    “it’s ridiculous to call Hasiak a “bad egg” when all he did was beat up on some of his teammates in practice” card. And thats not all he’s done. Whatever.

    Also if you read the blog after the season was over CRN pushed some juniors to medically retire or transfer to make room for more scolies, look it up. There is a little search engine at the top of the blog.

    NO, I don’t think cheating’s OK. Did i say that? I would engage you more but it looks like your not open to reason, and just want to throw mud. To bad i cant talk football on scott’s blog. It’s all songs and girl talk over there.

  • JamarBruin

    USC_Fire, let’s not get hung up on details w/regard to Hasiak’s suspension. Ever since his first near fight w/David Carter (I believe) way back during the build up for the season, he has been in coach Neu’s dog house. Remember, he was slated to start at LG but after his issues began to surface, he was replaced in the line up. He saw a little action in the first few games, and as issues continued, he was basically put on ice.

    So yeah, he wasn’t officially suspended until Dec. But in effect he had been taken out of the mix much earlier than the Dec suspension.

  • Anonymous

    Maybe we shouldn’t react to Hasiak at all, just like Pete Carroll did when Steve Smith broke Byrd’s jaw in a fight over..video games?

    Keep your sanctimonious BS to yourself Trogan – you have no clue what’s going on..

    Hasiak hadn’t played since the 2nd game of the season, minus a brief stint against Cal on 10/17 (That was the last game he played in). Hasiak then took an indefinite leave of absence in late October, but returned. He did not play during this time and was then officially sent home 12/21.

    Your assesment that “he had been taken out of the mix much earlier than the Dec suspension” is correct; but wouldn’t that then contradict your claim that Neuheisel is allowing a few bad eggs to get some wins??

    Silly Trogan..

    Maybe we should just keep sending Hasiak to anger management classes, a la Mauluga..you want to talk about allowing a bad egg for some wins..jeesh..

  • USC_Fire

    “Keep your sanctimonious BS to yourself Trogan – you have no clue what’s going on..”

    Thanks Anonymous @7:05 for the name calling. I can do that to, but i wont, for now.

    I like how you take something that happened years ago with another coaching staff and relate it to the current program. That is like saying Washington messed it up for Obama. Your a gem, a true bruin fan.

  • Bruin Jeffy

    So his AIDS cleared up eh? I thought neuheisals passion juice bucket had infected him forever.

  • ihydbruin

    Given how much griping I constantly hear about how much this community hates trolls, it’s amazing how much attention you guys are paying to this one. In the future it would probably be best if you just ignore the trolls, especially when their grammar is so bad.

  • Anonymous

    USC_Fire said:

    “I like how you take something that happened years ago with another coaching staff and relate it to the current program. That is like saying Washington messed it up for Obama. Your a gem, a true bruin fan.”

    LOL, like how you attempted to use the incident with Medlock (4-5 years ago!!)as an example of supposed leeway for football players – Medlock didn’t play for Neuheisel..LOL..

    Fight on Trogan – you’re doing just fine..LOL..

  • Watty

    bingo ihy – especially considering this is one of the weaker trolls we’ve seen. “That is like saying Washington messed it up for Obama. Your a gem…” Brilliant!! LOL

    USC_Fire makes me miss VB’s office plant.

  • Boston Bruin

    ihydbruin and Watty:

    Spot on.

    I wish our Bruin Brethern (or Sisterern) would not be so easily cowed into responding to these obnoxious ‘trolls’ (which would actually elevate their status).

    Rarely do they offer facts or even an interesting approach to communicating their half truths.

    Let’s revel in the enjoyment of our teams and even the witty banter coming from some of the SC contributors.

    But don’t crawl into the gutter with those snipes feeling a need to respond to their jibes. Then they’ll just crawl back to their own blog to pontificate among themselves on their alleged greatness.