Although UCLA's offensive struggles are threatening to derail a once-promising season, coach Rick Neuheisel is certain another quarterback change won't help matters right now. Freshman Kevin Prince will start again for the Bruins (3-2, 0-2 Pac-10) on Saturday against California, Neuheisel said Tuesday.
Prince, who won the starting job in training camp, missed two games for the Bruins with a broken jaw. He returned for last weekend's 24-10 loss to No. 13 Oregon with what he claimed was "probably the worst game I've ever played in my life." Prince went 13 of 25 for 81 yards with an interception that was returned for a touchdown. "I'm not trying to create this controversy," Neuheisel said. "Kevin Prince is the guy we chose. We're going to get Kevin Prince ready to play, and he's going to do a good job."
Neuheisel says he's not ready to go full-time to Richard Brehaut, the talented freshman who enrolled early at UCLA to get a jump on learning the offense. Brehaut played three series against the Ducks in the fourth quarter, going 5 of 10 for 64 yards with an interception and getting sacked four times, before Prince returned to run the two-minute drill late.