Rick Neuheisel is reviewing video of Oregon at play Monday afternoon on the office wall opposite his desk, with one more game to coach while reporters and UCLA administrators gather elsewhere to dwell on his firing.
As optimistic as he has been every day on the job at UCLA, he says there is another game to win, quoting the characters from "Dumb and Dumber": "So you're telling me there's a chance."
As gung-ho as he remains even after being advised he's been a failure here, he says, "I'm not going to change now just because Dan Guerrero says I've failed. I have to accept it, but that doesn't mean I'm not a good coach."
As quick as everyone was to predict his demise over the last few weeks, he says he didn't see it coming until Sunday when advised Guerrero would be meeting with him Monday.