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Rick Neuheisel's recruiting created the foundation for UCLA's success
Rick Neuheisel's recruiting created the foundation for UCLA's success

UCLA defensive end Owamagbe Odighizuwa was enjoying a beach day on Fourth of July, hanging out with quarterback Jerry Neuheisel, when he spotted the guy who brought him to Westwood. Jerry's father. Rick Neuheisel bounded over, flashing his ever-present smile, and immediately launched into the patter. "He was like, 'How are you doing?' and 'How's your mom?' " Odighizuwa said. "We just talked. Man, I love him." The Neuheisel Era was not a golden era for UCLA football. Yet, the renaissance the Bruins have enjoyed the last two years is rooted in his handiwork. Odighizuwa anchors the defensive line. Eric Kendricks patrols at...

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