UCLA QB Cowan out for '08 season; Olson to miss 6-8 weeks

Updated: April 28, 2008, 2:05 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

Coming into the season, new UCLA football coach Rick Neuheisel had a tough decision about who will be his starting quarterback in 2008 with Patrick Cowan and Ben Olson as the top two candidates.

While not the way Neuheisel had planned, that decision was made easier after he found out Cowan will undergo surgery on the ACL in his left knee and will miss the entire season, according to L.A.-area media reports.

"All I know is I need the surgery and I'm not going to be able to play ...

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