Of course, he hasn’t yet said the UCLA starting quarterback job is Los Osos High School graduate Richard Brehaut’s on Saturday but coach Rick Nenheisel wouldn’t say the job is Kevin Prince’s when he returns from a broken jaw in 3 to 4 weeks.
“Certainly I don’t like the notion of a guy losing his job because he gets hurt,” Neuheisel told the L.A. Times in this story. “But you always make the decisions that are best for the team at the time you need to make them.”
While Prince, a red-shirt freshman, led UCLA to a 2-0 start, including a monumental win at Tennessee, I think Neuheisel believes he isn’t so far ahead of Brehaut in his development that the true freshman from Los Osos can’t catch up with a few starts. With each quarterback retaining four years of elegibility, this is likely just the first chapter of this story.