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A List Of BCS Programs Refusing To Accept Mediocrity

A list that continues to grow ... and will not include Boston College this season.

UCLA -- 6-6 overall, 5-4 Pac-12, Pac-12 South "Champions"

Report: Neuheisel done after Pac-12 title game (CBS Sports)

UCLA was blown out 50-0 by USC on Saturday night to finish the season at 6-6 and 5-4 in the Pac-12, but thanks to some NCAA sanctions currently in place at USC, the Bruins will be playing in the inaugural Pac-12 Championship against Oregon on Friday. Which means that there's a chance the 6-6 Bruins could end up playing in the Rose Bowl.

Though it doesn't seem that is going to be enough to save Rick Neuheisel's job at the school. According to a report in the Los Angeles Times, Neuheisel will meet with UCLA athletic director Dan Guerrero after the game to discuss his future at the school, and the report says the chances Neuheisel will retain his job are "bleak."

Illinois -- 6-6, 2-6 Big Ten

Zook out after 7 seasons with Illini (Sports Illustrated)

Illinois coach Ron Zook was fired Sunday after the Illini followed a 6-0 start to this season with a six-game losing streak.

Zook and the Illini finished off their collapse with a 27-7 defeat at Minnesota on Saturday.

Arizona State -- 6-6, 4-5 Pac-12

Sources: Dennis Erickson to be fired (CBS Sports)

Black Sunday in the college coaching ranks continues, with the latest coach on the verge of losing his job reportedly being Arizona State head coach Dennis Erickson. Multiple sources have confirmed to Arizona State Rapid Reporter Craig Morgan that Erickson will be fired this week with a news conference coming as soon as Monday.

Washington State -- 4-8, 2-7 Pac-12

Paul Wulff likely out as Cougars coach (Seattle Times)

"Paul Wulff has likely coached his last football game at Washington State.

Sources close to the situation say Wulff, whose Cougars lost 38-21 to Washington on Saturday at CenturyLink Field, will be dismissed after a meeting with athletic director Bill Moos, barring a last-minute change of direction by Moos. It could happen as early as Sunday, possibly Monday."

Kansas -- 2-10, 0-9 Big 12

Kansas fires coach Turner Gill (ESPN)

Kansas fired coach Turner Gill on Sunday after two losing seasons and with three years remaining on a contract that still owes him about $6 million.

The school announced the move in a news release Sunday, the day after the Jayhawks lost 24-10 to rival Missouri and finished the season 2-10.

Gill was 5-19 at Kansas. He was hired by athletic director Sheahon Zenger's predecessor, Lew Perkins, and given a five-year, $10 million contract.

PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED: Arizona -- 4-8, 2-7 Pac-12

Mike Stoops out at Arizona after 8 years (ESPN)

Byrne announced Monday that Arizona had fired Stoops halfway through his eighth season, ending a run that had quickly deteriorated in the desert.

"I was concerned about the direction of the program and where we were going, and felt that needed to be addressed," Byrne said. "We felt this would give everybody a fresh start for the remainder of the season."