Rick Neuheisel Picks UCLA Over USC In Pac-12 South

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Pac-12 Network analyst Rick Neuheisel, who visited USC yesterday and UCLA today, said he picks the Bruins to win the Pac-12 South.

`If USC stays healthy, they will be a really good team,” he said. “One thing (Steve Sarkisian) needs to realize is the numbers (of scholarship players) is different than at Washington.”

In above picture, Juju Smith makes a catch over Su’a Cravens at Wednesday’s practice. Photo gallery here David Crane/Los Angeles Daily News

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  • timtrojan

    According to UCLA honks and you Scotty numbers do not matter. Scotty you seem to allow anybody but USC coaches reference the challenge of scholarship numbers? I would ask you to explain but you don’t read the comments…………

    • Trogan Fan

      quick, how many scholarship players does UCLA have today? How many does SC have?

      • timtrojan

        Just asking that question shows how little you know about college football and recruiting. The overall number on the roster is only part of equation.

        • Trogan Fan

          So in other words, you don’t know but will continue to cry about sanctions as you LOSE ON this season!

  • B.Miller

    Bias much Ricky Nu Nu? “If USC stays healthy… BLAH BLAH BLAH!”

    • Trogan Fan

      “Bias much”? You are absolutely on fire with the grammar today my man! Trogan on!

      But really, the only person who’s picking SC over UCLA today is NOBS.

      • FIGHTONtoVICTORY

        Obsessed much? You spend hours of each day here trying to convince us that you’re an UGLY fan and that they’re really, really good. Maybe you should take a few days off.

        • Trogan Fan

          Minutes, not hours. It doesn’t take me as long as it does you Trogans to string a few sentences together!

        • B.Miller

          Put him in time out

      • B.Miller

        Sorry Grammer teacher.. I would consider your lesson, but you’re just a lame looking for attention..
        roll over, Ill rub your belly

    • Sark and the Seven Win Wonders

      Um, your own Petros P is predicting UCLA will win it too. If he’s biased, then it means he’s jumped the SC bandwagon.

      • rusoviet

        You’re right he (Petros) did – he’s a shill for 540 AM – even worse is his bloated cirrohis addled father over on Spaulding Field yukking it up w. Mora and the ‘ice bucket’ routine. Watch John Papadaklis w. no life clinging onto his own son’s life.

        • ThaiMex

          Petros knows who his daddy is…Right “BRO”
          fit Un!

        • UCLA owns LA Football

          Actually Otis, Petros and Money shill for 570 AM. I’m not overly fond of Petros’ antics, but I know Petros and his family dearly love their eccentric father.

          I also know Otis, no one loves you. Drink up!

      • B.Miller

        who? Talk to me when you have someone with more credibility.. thats like saying Wolf is predicting UCLA.. LAME!

        • Sark and the Seven Win Wonders

          Well, um, EVERYONE is picking UCLA to win the south. Look, B, you are one of the smarter Trojans on here, and there’s a lot you can hold over UCLA, including that embarrassing 12-year period of domination, but this one is not disputable. Every major sports media outlet is picked UCLA and Oregon to win the divisions, respectively. Right?

  • Helen

    Note to Neuheisel: Sark understands the number of scholarship players is different at USC and UW and doesn’t need you to point this out.

    • https://www.facebook.com/charles.bucket.3 Charlie Bucket

      you are correct, in fact Siete has already used this as an excuse numerous times.

      #ExcusesExcuses

  • Jack B

    You always told us USC could win with 33 players Wolfie, like in the old days. I guess this means you think Slick Rick is an idiot, huh?

  • TrollKilla

    I always found Slick Rick so………trustworthy.

    • UCLA owns LA Football

      Come on, Slick Rick fibbed way less than Kiffy Goat; Kiffy always spoke with Forked-Tongue.

      • Sark and the Seven Win Wonders

        Exactly, at least he didn’t deflate balls, lie to his own players about his poil votes, cheat at halftime in jersey-gate, or use a Denny’s menu to hide his face in humiliation.

      • Sark and the Seven Win Wonders

        Exactly, at least he didn’t deflate balls, lie to his own players about his poil votes, cheat at halftime in jersey-gate, or use a Denny’s menu to hide his face in humiliation.

  • Ron Fleishman

    who cares what New-weazel says..

    • UCLA owns LA Football

      I understand Ronny, teenage freshmen FB claims are much more believable.

  • john wolcott

    The SUCLA quarterback is the biggest reason we cannot realistically believe SC will win that game.

    But stranger things have happened

    • UCLA owns LA Football

      Absolutely, when hogs fly by flapping their ears.

  • Jethro G Sabbath

    I’d be willing to bet that Slick Rick also thought UCLA would beat USC in 2011.
    How’d that turn out?

    • https://www.facebook.com/charles.bucket.3 Charlie Bucket

      you want a prediction?

      THREE IN A ROW!!!!

      second prediction: PAAAAAAAAAAAAAIN!!!!

      #ShutUpFool!

    • Sark and the Seven Win Wonders

      I can’t remember that far back. However, I do recall a certain SC quarterback laying flat on his back as an outmanned, outclassed gutty little trojan team fell to the Bruins in 2012 31-21, and were clown-stomped on their own field last year as the superior program humiliated them in a 35-14 blow out in the Mausoleum. Keep trying, Jethro.

    • Sark and the Seven Win Wonders

      I can’t remember that far back. However, I do recall a certain SC quarterback laying flat on his back as an outmanned, outclassed gutty little trojan team fell to the Bruins in 2012 31-21, and were clown-stomped on their own field last year as the superior program humiliated them in a 35-14 blow out in the Mausoleum. Keep trying, Jethro.

  • http://www.firejim.com Jim Mora and the B-Street Band

    Thanks Rick! now go back under your disgusting powder blue a pee yellow rock with your guitar and memories of a 50 to 0 SMACK DOWN – BWAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAA
    It’s unbelievable how irrelevant sUcla is as a football program, now we got this clown telling us about how Sark should think??? Wow… all I got to say is …. wow

    • https://www.facebook.com/charles.bucket.3 Charlie Bucket

      well then, wow it up, Dummy!!

      Neu is simply saying what everyone else is saying!!

      name ONE publication that has Southern Cal ranked ahead of UCLA or who pick Southern Cal to WIN the Pac12 South…..oh, NONE???

      GEEZ LOUISE, even SMALL doses of obvious facts send Southern Cal Dummies into an emotional tailspin!!

      i SHUDDER to think how losing a bunch of games in the first half of season will affect these Dummies!!

      #DX:EggShellPesonalities

    • Sark and the Seven Win Wonders

      Ah B-team, we both know the only relevant team in LA right now is the one that’s ranked #7 and the class of the Pac-12, along with Oregon. Speaking of relevance, though: Don’t worry, by 2020 the gutty little trojans might be approaching national relevance again. In the meantime, have fun watching the mighty Bruins get all the ink on ESPN as Hundley contends for the Heisman.

      • FIGHTONtoVICTORY

        Acting like Oregon fans. All bark, no bite, and no titles to show for it!

        • Sark and the Seven Win Wonders

          In case you forgot, just 9 short months ago we bit you to shreds and reminded you what winning football looks like, embarrassing your players and coaches on your home turf, 35-14. What was most sad was how the lil’ guttie troggie gave up before the third quarter was even over.

      • http://www.firejim.com Jim Mora and the B-Street Band

        See this is the problem all true SC alumni and fans have regarding both the fDucks and the bRuins – Trojans don’t “contend” for Heismans or National Titles and become all jabber mouthy – Trojans GET Heismans and National Titles, THEN talk about it!
        #learntolivewithprideorwaitforbasketballseasontostart

        • Trogan Fan

          Hahahahaha! Unfinished Business ring a bell?

        • Sark and the Seven Win Wonders

          Contend?! That’s even funnier than your last post. So when did pUSC contend for anything? Like a decade ago? Please, B Team. As I quote Mr. Mora: “Our goal at UCLA is to win a national championship.” That’s what we have our sights set on this year. How about pUSC? “Contending” for the Pac-12 south (which you have NEVER won)? Silly, gutty little trojans still living on the fumes of Carroll. Very sad indeed.

    • UCLA owns LA Football

      The UCLA trolls will never deny UCLA lost 50 – 0 in the mausoleum. We played with what we brung and offer no excuses.

      On the other hand, no 41 point dog FB opponent has ever slapped around UCLA at the Rose Bowl.

      UCLA had a bad day losing 50 – 0. But SUCC, losing to Stanford, a forty-one (41) point dog at the mausoleum, is an epic memorial to SUCC’s penny-ante tradition.

  • LamontRaymond

    The difference in the programs is simple: When SC is ranked in the Top 10, they’re thinking national championship. When UCLA is in the same ballpark, they’re still thinking Pac-12 South, Oregon, USC. Don’t punch down, UCLA! Go for it. Aim high, you gutty little bruins!

    • Sark and the Seven Win Wonders

      And… a swing and a miss! Quoting Mora: “We are here to win a national championship. That is our goal, and that is our purpose.” Now, SC may be thinking about winning the Pac-12 South, since you’ve NEVER won it, but the superior program in town is thinking national championship. Keep working at it, gutty little troggies–by 2020 your program might actually be relevant again.

      • LamontRaymond

        Good for Mora! That guy is doing it right. He’s got to pull the Bruin Nation into that mentality – kicking and screaming. And yeah, SC has never won the South. (Though you must have had a sheepish grin when you made that statement, given that SC beat the Bru-Cru by a half-hundred to crown them with their 1st South title… ;)

        • Sark and the Seven Win Wonders

          Yes, a slightly crooked grin when I made that statement :”

  • anno nimus

    I heard Sua’ Cravens had a meltdown today, is that true?

    • UCLA owns LA Football

      Inquiring minds need to know more.

      • Jethro G Sabbath

        Describing your mind as inquiring is quite a stretch

        • UCLA owns LA Football

          An exhibition of Jet’s rapier wit.

    • https://www.facebook.com/charles.bucket.3 Charlie Bucket

      close….but what actually happened is his ice cream cone melted, and he freaked out.

    • Sark and the Seven Win Wonders

      You know your team’s in trouble when the prima donna’s start popping off in fall camp, and your OL is already decimated by injuries before the first game is even played. Looks like it’s gonna be a long year for the gutty little troggies.

  • john wolcott

    Gosh Neu, if you coached as well as you talked, well….

  • https://www.facebook.com/charles.bucket.3 Charlie Bucket

    OMG, the LAT, AND Sports Illustrated have UCLA ranked #5!!

    Don’t they know Neu is CRAZY??

    #EggShells

    • Sark and the Seven Win Wonders

      Aiming for that national championship. The Bruins have the OL and DL depth, the best secondary in the Pac-12, the QB, and the receiving and running back corps. Let’s go, Bruins!
      #bruinrevolution

      • Jethro G Sabbath

        Keyword: “Aiming”

        • Sark and the Seven Win Wonders

          Better than pUSC’s keyword: “Dreaming”

          • https://www.facebook.com/charles.bucket.3 Charlie Bucket

            SSWW: you are KILLING it today!

            (but please take it a little EASY, these trOXans have classic EGGSHELL personality disorder….one little jab too hard and they CRACK!!)

    • Jethro G Sabbath

      Check your Violet account

      • https://www.facebook.com/charles.bucket.3 Charlie Bucket

        GAWD, leave that poor woman alone, she may be crazy but she doesn’t deserve to be hounded by a true nut!!

        all she wants to do is play a little Texas Hold ‘em with the girls, insult me a few times a month and be left ALONE!!

        but not with Inspector Javert around!!!

        • Jethro G Sabbath

          How long will you wait to post from that account?

          • https://www.facebook.com/charles.bucket.3 Charlie Bucket

            from what i can see, that’s EVERYONE’S reaction to your wild, conspiracy-OBSESSED rants and accusations!!

  • EncinitasBruin

    Well, Rick’s a better broadcaster than he was a coach, but of course, this prediction is no surprise. What would be interesting is to hear what some of the SC alum broadcasters are predicting, such as Petros.

  • Rick

    UCLA football has “1″ National Championship [1954], that team was co-champions (UPI) !

    That was “60″ years ago and “again” that is only “one” and “none” since !!

    USC “Trojans” have won in 1962, 1967, 1972, 1974, 1978, 2003, 2004
    since UCLA Football’s “only” National Championship in 1954 !!

    Before “1954″ the USC Trojans won the National Championship in 1928, 1931, 1932, 1939 !!!

    Thats “11 – 1″ National Championships = USC
    Thats “60″ years ago their only “one” = UCLA

    And “that’s” HUMILIATING if you are a UCLA Bruin fan !!!!

    Recommendation:

    If you’re a UCLA Football fan, change/switch to a Cal Poly Pomona fan, your chances/odds will increase dramatically !

    As a Los Angeles sports fan, UCLA, change your name; because “you” are embarrassing to the city of Los Angeles

    WHAT A JOKE (BAD…JOKE) !!!!!

    FightOn

    • Sark and the Seven Win Wonders

      35-14

      31-21
      When you beat a rival, get back to me and we might take you seriously.