Russell Westbrook was named to the NBA’s all-rookie first team, and Kevin Love was named to the second team.
Rick Neuheisel, a former UCLA quarterback and coach who tutored Troy Aikman, wants to bring the swagger back to the quarterback position.
“I think we are going to have ourselves a position that we can be proud of,” he said. “I think we will get the quarterback position back to where we all believe it should be, which is one of nation’s finest. I believe we have that in our coach and now it’s time to play like that, so hopefully we can do it.
“It won’t happen overnight. (Kevin Prince) is a freshman. There’s going to be some growing pains, but I do believe it is the right move and I’m anxious to see how it progresses as we get into fall camp.”
Kevin Prince said he thought the job was his to lose when he was taking reps with the first string.
“Well, I’m pleased,” Prince said. “I feel spring went pretty well. Obviously, I have lot to work on. We still have long way to go as an offense, especially myself. I’m pleased. It’s nice to be named the starting quarterback, to have that title and go into the offeseaon with it.”
Chris Forcier still is undecided about whether he’ll remain a receiver with the Bruins or transfer.
“Chris is making all the determinations,” Rick Neuheisel said. “He was excited about the wide receiver position. He hasn’t ruled out getting the chance to play quarterback somewhere else. If he chooses to do that, we wish him well.”