Bruins are Neuheisel's team now

The third-year UCLA coach gets to begin a year of promise with his own recruits

Updated: July 30, 2010, 2:40 AM ET
By Ramona Shelburne | ESPNLosAngeles.com

PASADENA, Calif. -- Rick Neuheisel is comfortable now. He is on a first-name basis with all the campus personnel and doesn't feel like he's got to make a good first impression anymore. He's been in the living rooms of most of his players, recruited them out of high school, and been the guy they called and said "yes" to on signing day.

These UCLA Bruins are now his UCLA Bruins. It's comforting in a way, but it also means the unofficial clock to produce a winner has started ticking. His ...

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