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Former UCLA quarterback Neuheisel named head coach

Updated: December 30, 2007, 12:58 PM ET
Associated Press

LOS ANGELES -- Rick Neuheisel is returning to college coaching at the school where he first found fame and success.

Neuheisel, a quarterback who was the MVP in UCLA's 1984 Rose Bowl victory and later served as a Bruins assistant under Terry Donahue, was hired Saturday as his alma mater's 16th coach.

His five-year contract is for $1.25 million annually, plus incentives.

The 46-year-old Neuheisel succeeds Karl Dorrell, who was fired Dec. 3 after five seasons ...

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