Tuesday, October 27, 2009
A two-quarterback system for UCLA?
By ESPN.com staff
Posted by ESPN.com's Ted Miller
Kevin Prince remains UCLA's starting quarterback, but true freshman Richard Brehaut has earned playing time, coach Rick Neuheisel told reporters.
Chris Foster of the LA Times observes that this means Neuheisel has convinced offensive coordinator Norm Chow to do something he doesn't like: play two quarterbacks.
"Norm has been in the meetings with those kids, and he believes Kevin is the best bet for us as it stands currently," Neuheisel said. "I don't disagree." But, he added, "It's time Richard gets some chances."UCLA, which visits Oregon State on Saturday, ranks ninth in the Pac-10 in passing (187 yards per game), scoring (20 ppg) and total offense (296 yards per game).
The Bruins started 3-0, beating Tennessee and Kansas State along the way, but have lost four conference games in a row.
Prince, a redshirt freshman, started the first two games but broke his jaw late against Tennessee. He returned to action against Oregon and looked rusty but he passed for 311 yards in a 45-26 loss to California the following week. He started 7-of-15 for 60 yards against Arizona before being yanked for Kevin Craft and then Brehaut.
T.J. Simers comments on the situation.