Prince out for season

UCLA sophomore quarterback Kevin Prince is out for the rest of the season after arthroscopic surgery on Saturday to determine the extent of a torn meniscus in his right knee, likely injured during the second quarter of the Bruins’ 34-12 win over Texas in Week 4.
In addition to the repair of the meniscus, doctors performed microfracture surgery to stimulate the growth of new cartilage on the former Crespi quarterback.
Prince, who has dealt with numerous injuries in his two seasons as starting quarterback, missed the Bruins’ 60-13 loss at No. 1 Oregon on Thursday, as well as the team’s 42-28 win over Washington State in Week 5.
Backup sophomore Richard Brehaut took over in both and, and against the Ducks, completed 16-of-23 passes for 159 yards and an interception, particularly costly, as it came as the Bruins were driving toward the red zone on the first drive.
“We moved the ball great all day long, but when it came down to stick it in red zone or finish a drive out, we couldn’t find ways,” Brehaut said. “We have to go in and watch that film and we have to figure out why we can’t do that.”

Larimore Out
An MRI on Saturday confirmed middle linebacker Patrick Larimore’s dislocated left shoulder, separated during the second series against Oregon.
A UCLA official said that Larimore would likely be sidelined for three weeks for “rest and rehab.”

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  • bc

    I glad to see Rich Brehaut get his shot. Maybe Rich can get the Bruins back on track. Good Luck Rich

  • Coach Thom

    bc

    I glad to see you never post on this bored again.

  • Anonymous

    sooo we should all just give up now

  • sad bruin fan

    i give up. well, actually i’m not totally down on brehaut, i think he has potential.

  • Anonymous

    Very tough breaks for the Bruins. Their problems are compounded by essentially losing the quarterbacks of both the defense and the offense (middle linebackers call the defensive play).

    Unforturnately, the prognostication that the quarterback controversy would play itself out given Prince’s history with injuries came true. Here’s hoping Kevin and Patrick makes a full and speedy recovery.

    However, it is the next Bruin up. UCLA must rally around Richard Brehaut and Steve Sloan while making the critical push to become bowl eligible. The team must find 3 wins in the next 5 games.

  • Anonymous

    Bummer losing Larimore! I saw him go out at beginning of Oregon game injury looked bad .

  • JoJoBruin

    Who wants my tickets for the AZ, OSU and U$C games?

  • Hank

    “We moved the ball great all day long….” What game was he watching?

  • ucla34

    JoJoBruin I you are serious, I’d be happy to have your tickets for those games if you ae really serrious? I think Bre can right the ship. Now that he knows the job is his. Ucla will bounce back!
    Go Bruins!!!

  • Reformed Droog

    “The team must find 3 wins in the next 5 games.”

    Not exactly. 3 more wins gets us to 6-6 overall, but we’d be under .500 in conference. We’d be left praying for an invite again.

  • Reformed Droog

    I’m 95% sure that ucla34 is actually Rick Neuheisel posing as a fan, trying to spread his “relentless positivity”…

    Nice grass roots effort, Rick, but you can’t sell a bad product no matter how much of a discount you apply.

  • Anonymous

    Breaking News:
    Prince is a game-time decision for Arizona game according to Neuheisel. The starter for 2011 is Prince because we couldn’t develop and recruit a better qb. I will no longer here because I will be fired for inability to coach.

  • INawe

    Yoda’s Diaper Service: Even if Brehaut didn’t turn it over 3 times in his second career start ever we would have still only had 3 field goals (22-60) or 3 touchdowns (34-60).

    Hard to fully blame Brehaut on this one. This one is like you said mostly on the coaches but rather on the defensive side if you ask me.

  • Hot Bruin

    Now that Prince is out we’ve a got an offense built around the threat of a QB option but it’s no threat at all because Brehaut can’t run, and everybody knows it. Neuheisel looked totally befuddled and clueless after the game. Sorry guys but I just don’t think he’s(ever)going to be the man to right the ship. If he were we would be at least competitive at this point. He recruits well but doesn’t maximize the ability of his team. Dan Guerrero needs to get off his rather sizable fat ass and get to work looking for a coach worthy of the helm at UCLA.

  • sandiegobruinfan

    Microfracture surgery? Yikes…if I’m not mistaken that puts him out all of spring drills as well. Best wishes to KP…he may not have produced the results everyone wanted to see on the field but I never questioned his toughness or leadership.

    Brehaut, this is your team the rest of the season and perhaps all of of 2011 or until Hundley learns the offense. Put the offense on your shoulders and go get ‘em!

    Go Bruins!

  • Anonymous

    Prince could hurt himself farting.