Former UCLA head coach Rick Neuheisel was announced on Wednesday as one of the “initial faces” of the Pac-12 Network, along with former USC football player Ronnie Lott and former Stanford swimmer Summer Sanders.
Neuheisel, who was fired by the Bruins in late-November in the midst of a 6-8 season, did some television work with CBS following his departure. Now he’ll serve as a primary football analyst for the burgeoning conference network.
“This is an amazing opportunity. I have such a deep passion and respect for the Conference and for all of the schools,” Neuheisel said in a release. “I have been affiliated with the Pac-12 since I was six years old when my dad taught at Arizona State. I never missed a Sun Devils game growing up. Then I got the chance to play at UCLA and went to law school at USC. I began a coaching career at UCLA that took me to Colorado then to Washington and back to UCLA. The launch of the Pac-12 Networks is very exciting and I am thrilled for this opportunity to help deliver unprecedented exposure to the Conference of Champions.”