Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Prince plays well in front of stars
By Ted Miller
The stars were out at UCLA's practice Wednesday, but the biggest news came from a Prince.
With rapper/designer/businessman Sean "P. Diddy" Combs watching with his son, Justin -- a Bruins recruit -- quarterback Kevin Prince turned in his best work since, well, since the win over Texas on Sept. 25.
Prince completed 11 of 17 passes in 11-on-11 work, with two of his incompletions due to drops, per the Los Angeles Times.
“I thought it was maybe as good a practice as he has had,” coach Rick Neuheisel told reporters afterwards.
Combs wasn't the only star on hand. As reported by ESPN LA, "Former UCLA basketball players Kevin Love, Russell Westbrook and Baron Davis were there, along with Olympic sprint champion Maurice Green and former NFL star Keyshawn Johnson, turning UCLA's sideline into an ESPY-like red carpet."
Wait ... where did Johnson play college ball? Oh, never mind.
Prince missed spring practices after knee surgery and has been consistently outplayed by Richard Brehaut up to this point. But with Brehaut sidelined with a foot injury, Prince turned in his best work.
The Bruins will hold a scrimmage on Saturday’s that likely will be critical toward Neuheisel naming a No. 1 quarterback. It's unclear whether Brehaut will be ready to go by then.
Before preseason practices, the job seemed Prince's to lose. Then Brehaut surged and Prince struggled.
Now it's Brehaut who needs to get healthy to rejoin the competition.