Rick Neuheisel's time running out

The UCLA coach talks like a man fighting for his career, a position that he relishes

Updated: January 20, 2011, 9:48 AM ET
By Ramona Shelburne | ESPNLosAngeles.com

He had to call from a strange number, which I might not have answered except that he called exactly when he said he would.

"I had to use my wife's phone," Rick Neuheisel explained. "Mine's all out of juice."

For the past month he's been a traveling salesman, selling his program all over the country. Day and night, in person and over the phone, sleeping only when it's not polite to be calling recruits or their family or when he's on a plane.

"Nobody enjoys recruiting ...

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