Assorted press conference quotes, notes

UCLA athletic director Dan Guerrero:
Opening statement:
“Decisions like this are never easy, in particular with one of your own. There will always be pain and heartache involved. But there was no doubt in the fact I thought that this move was necessary at this time.”

On money for a new coaching staff:
“We will have obviously more resources at our disposal to be more competitive in the marketplace. The new Pac-12 contract will provide some resources in that regard. Have had wonderful support from external community that they’re willing to help in that regard.”

On what led to Neuheisel’s dismissal:
“Most notably, inconsistency that plagued the team this year. The mark of a good program is one that is consistent game in game out. One you can be assured of effort you’d get on game to game basis. We just weren’t there. We certainly had some losses of epic proportions.”

On the timing of the decision:
“In making this decision, I make no assumptions about outcome of the game. By making the decision today it gives us the opportunity to begin the search immediately.”

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Assorted press conference quotes

UCLA athletic director Dan Guerrero:
Opening statement:
“Decisions like this are never easy, in particular with one of your own. There will always be pain and heartache involved. But there was no doubt in the fact I thought that this move was necessary at this time.”

On money for a new coaching staff:
“We will have obviously more resources at our disposal to be more competitve in the marketplace. The new Pac-12 contract will provide some resources in that regard. Have had wonderful support from external community that theyre willing to help in that regard.”

On what led to Neuheisel’s dismissal:
“Most notably, incconsistency that plagued the team this year. The mark of a good program is one that is consistent game in game out. One you can be assured of effort you’d get on game to game basis. We just weren’t there. We certainly had some losses of epic proportions.”

On the timing of the decision:
“In making this decision, I make no assumptions about outcome of the game. By making the decision today it gives us the opportunity to begin the search immediately.”

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Coleman named All-Pac-12 second-team, four named honorable mention

Rarely does a team with a chance for a conference title have just one member on the all-conference first- or second-team.

But Derrick Coleman, named to the second team as a special teams player, was the lone UCLA representative, as announced Monday.

Johnathan Franklin, Andrew Abbott, Kai Maiava and Nelson Rosario were named honorable mention selections for the Bruins, who play at Autzen Stadium on Friday night against the Oregon Ducks.

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