CBS hires Rick Neuheisel away from Pac-12 Network

NEW YORK (AP) — CBS has hired former UCLA coach and Pac-12 Network analyst Rick Neuheisel to be a studio analyst on its Saturday college football pregame show.

The network announced Tuesday that Neuheisel, who had been working as an analyst for the Pac-12 Network, will appear on “College Football Today,” which airs Saturday afternoons before the network’s weekly Southeastern Conference game.

He will also be a regular member of the weekly show “Inside College Football” on CBS Sports Network.

Neuheisel coached at Colorado, Washington and UCLA before joining the Pac-12 Network in 2012. His quick wit and keen insight, with seemingly no fear of being critical, helped make him the network’s most popular personality. Most memorably, he occasionally broke out his guitar and sang his own songs such as “Born in the SEC.”