Not so Golden

Temple head coach Al Golden officially dropped out of the running for the UCLA football job today.

"UCLA is a world-class institution, and athletic director Dan Guerrero is a first-class person," Golden said in a statement. "However, we are on the brink of something truly special here at Temple."

Golden and Rick Neuheisel are the only candidates who have reportedly met with UCLA Chancellor Gene Block -- a requirement for getting the job. It's believed that DeWayne Walker is still a candidate. The Bruins search has now taken 23 days, and the school has lost some valuable recruiting time. While the UC bureaucracy can slow down any hire, college football is a fast-moving endeavor. If they want Rick Neuheisel, they'd be well-advised to seal the deal soon.

December 26, 2007 6:14 PM • Native Intelligence • Email the editor
 

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