Rick Neuheisel Fired: The Top 5 Candi...

Rick Neuheisel Fired: The Top 5 Candidates to Replace Him at UCLA

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We all knew it was a matter of time before UCLA head coach Rick Neuheisel was fired , but nobody thought it would be right now.

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#1 Nov 29, 2011
Tim Drevno
Coaching Career
Year School/Team Assignment
1991-92 Cal State Fullerton Graduate Assistant
1993-95 Montana State Tight Ends
1996-98 Montana State Running Backs
1998 UNLV Running Backs
1999 San Jose State Offensive Line
2000-02 Idaho Offensive Line
2003-06 San Diego Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line
2007-08 Stanford Tight Ends
2009 Stanford Offensive Line

Under his direction, Stanford's offensive line was one of the best units in the nation. The Cardinal allowed just seven sacks in 13 games last season, which were the fewest in the Pac-10 and second fewest country.

Prior to his arrival at Stanford, Drevno was the offensive coordinator and offensive line coach four seasons from 2003-06 at the University of San Diego. The Toreros won back-to-back NCAA Division I-AA Mid-Major national titles and Pioneer League championships in 2005 and '06.

Under his direction as offensive coordinator, the Toreros led the nation in total offense twice

Rod Smith

Coached the quarterbacks at the University of Michigan from 2008-10 after one season in the same position at West Virginia University. He helped develop two of college football's most explosive quarterbacks in U-M's Denard Robinson and WVU's Pat White
Served as pass game coordinator and quarterbacks coach at the University of South Florida from 2001-04. He was elevated to offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for his final two seasons (2005-06).
Guided quarterback Matt Grothe to 2006 BIG EAST Rookie of the Year honors. Grothe ranked 17th in the country and second among freshmen nationally in passing.
A part of South Florida's first bowl appearance in the 2005 Meineke Car Care Bowl and its first bowl victory, a 24-7 win vs. East Carolina in the 2006 Papajohns.com Bowl.

Jack Del Rio

Pro Career: Jack Del Rio was named head coach of the Jaguars on Jan. 17, 2003, becoming the second head coach in franchise history.
Del Rio was the defensive coordinator for the Carolina Panthers in 2002, and the team's defense ranked second in the league after finishing 31st in 2001.
From 1999-2001, he was the linebackers coach for the Baltimore Ravens, helping the team win Super Bowl XXXV. Del Rio previously coached in New Orleans (1997-98).

Gary Patterson
In 2010, Patterson guided the Horned Frogs to an undefeated season and Rose Bowl championship. TCU finished second in the final polls with a 13-0 record, its first perfect campaign since winning the national championship in 1938.
The Horned Frogs are the only team in the nation to be ranked in the season-ending top 10 in both the Associated Press and USA Today polls over the last three years. TCU has finished in the top 10 four times in the past six years. TCU's average final ranking of No. 5 over the last three seasons ranks first nationally.
Patterson's .778 winning percentage (98-28) is third among active coaches nationally with a minimum of five years experience.
Patterson's success on the gridiron is also mirrored in the classroom for his players. In each of the last three seasons, TCU has been recognized by the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) as one of the nation's leaders in its graduation rate for student-athletes.
Since the NCAA began tracking statistics in 1937, no other school has finished first in total defense as many times (five) as TCU. All five of those No. 1 rankings (2000, 2002, 2008, 2009, 2010) have come in the last 11 seasons under Patterson.
Coaching Experience:
1982 Kansas State (Graduate Assistant)
1983-84 Tennessee Tech (Linebackers)
1986 UC Davis (Linebackers)
1987 Cal Lutheran (Defensive Coordinator)
1988 Pittsburg (Kan.) State (Linebackers)
1989-91 Sonoma (Calif.) State (Defensive Coordinator)
1992 Oregon Lightning Bolts
1992-94 Utah State (Secondary)
1995 Navy (Secondary)
1996-97 New Mexico (Defensive Coordinator/Safeties)
1998-00 TCU (Defensive Coordinator/Safeties)
2000-present TCU (Head Coach)

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