Neuheisel will coach the Bruins in the inaugural Pac-12 Championship game on Friday, after which the Bruins will be led on an interim basis by offensive coordinator/wide receivers coach Mike Johnson. A national search for a permanent head coach will begin immediately.
"I have a great deal of respect for Rick Neuheisel and the manner in which he has run this program during his tenure as UCLA head football coach. Decisions such as this one do not come without a great deal of heartache," said Guerrero. "However, it is apparent to me that a move was necessary at this time in order to give UCLA the best chance to enjoy the success that we all desire."
Guerrero will address the media this afternoon at a 2:30 pm press conference, tentatively scheduled for the Press Room of the JD Morgan Center. The press conference will be video streamed LIVE on UCLABruins.com.