This is only UCLA-related, but I thought it was important enough to include it on the blog. Washington State hoops coach Tony Bennett has accepted the head coaching gig at Virginia, meaning the Cougs are now in need of a new leader.
With Chris Forcier transferring, it leaves UCLA’s quarterback depth lacking for the 2010 season, which is why UCLA is looking at Nebraska transfer Patrick Witt.
Kevin Craft and Osaar Rasshan are seniors, and the other scholarship quarterbacks in the program are Kevin Prince (who will be a red-shirt sophomore in 2010), Richard Brehaut (he will be a red-shirt freshman or true sophomore) and Nick Crissman (he will be a red-shirt sophomore).
The Bruins also plan on bringing in a true freshman in the 2010 class, so Witt would still be the elder statesman of the group.
Also, UCLA coach Rick Neuheisel said he it did not look like Crissman (shoulder surgery) would be available for spring practice.