Rick Neuheisel didn’t name a backup quarterback. Kevin Craft and Richard Brehaut will continue to compete for the No. 2 spot.
Here’s what Rick Neuheisel said initially on this morning’s conference call in which he named freshman Kevin Prince his starting quarterback.
“We’ve decided Kevin Prince is going to be our starting quarterback,” Neuheisel said. “It’s no secret he was getting the lion’s share of the reps with the first team. I felt he had the requisite skills to be given that opportunity, and we wanted to see what he can do with it. While there were growing pains, I still believe he showed the necessary poise and understanding of what Norm (Chow) is trying to get taught, not only at the position but also managing the game. There’s a huge upside for Kevin. We’ll give him the chance to be our starting quarterback.”
For Bruin fans in the Bay Area, this might be of interest to you. A reader sent me this info about an appearance by Ben Howland in San Francisco on May 4. Here you go:
UCLA has added a three-game series with Nevada. The series starts with a game at the Rose Bowl in 2013.
Here’s the release from UCLA:
UCLA will host the Wolf Pack at the Rose Bowl on August 31, 2013 and Sept. 19, 2015. The Bruins will travel to Reno on Sept. 17, 2016.
“Nevada is one of the top programs in the Western Athletic Conference,” said head coach Rick Neuheisel. “In addition, two of the three games are at the Rose Bowl. Reno is an easy trip from Los Angeles, so hopefully, a lot of Bruin fans will go to support us.”
Other schools scheduled to play at Nevada in the next few seasons include Missouri, Oregon and Arizona.
UCLA’s future non-conference schedules include San Diego State (Sept. 5 at home), Tennessee (Sept. 12) and Kansas State (Sept. 19 at home) in 2009; Kansas State (Sept. 4), Houston (Sept. 11 at home) and Texas (Sept. 18) in 2010; Houston (Sept. 3), San Jose State (Sept. 10 at home) and Texas (Sept. 17 at home) in 2011; Rice (Sept. 1), Nebraska (Sept. 8 at home) and Houston (Sept. 15 at home) in 2012; and Nevada (August 31) and Nebraska (Sept. 14) in 2013.