Saturday, October 10, 2009
UCLA QB Prince gets the hook
By Ted Miller
Posted by ESPN.com's Ted Miller
His team down 24-10 without scoring an offensive touchdown, UCLA coach Rick Neuheisel benched quarterback Kevin Prince and brought in true freshman Richard Brehaut early in the fourth quarter.
Prince was making his first start since breaking his jaw late in the win over Tennessee three weeks ago. The redshirt freshman completed 11 of 22 for just 69 yards with an interception that was returned for an Oregon touchdown.
That's 3.1 yards per completion. Not good.
Brehaut made a couple of first downs, completing 4 of 5 for 48 yards, but he just got crushed on a sack and Oregon got the ball back.
The question: Is Neuheisel just getting a look at Brehaut? Or is this a renewed battle for the starting job?
Note that senior Kevin Craft started the previous two games for UCLA, beating out Brehaut to replace Prince while he was injured.