UCLA coach Rick Neuheisel made it clear at practice on Thursday that quarterback Kevin Prince is ‘100 percent’ healthy and ready to go on Saturday against Texas, but won’t back any definitive statements about who will be under center come kickoff.
"He’s 100 percent and he’s ready to go," Neuheisel said. "So is Richard [Brehaut] and we’ll have them both available."
Prince was the starter week one against Houston, but left the game after taking a hard knock in the second quarter, effectively removing him from the rest of that game as well as last week’s meeting with San Jose State. Prince himself admitted earlier in the week that he wasn’t at 100 percent, but went through full rpactices everyday anyway, finally looking like his old self once again come Wednesday’s practice.
As for Brehaut, he threw for 409 yards and three TDs while filling in for Prince, adding another 131 yards and a touchdown rushing as well. Prince was the starter last season during the Bruins 34-12 win in Austin, and will bring the experience and confidence from that game into this year’s meeting if he plays.
Maybe Rick is simply trying not to show his hand heading into their meeting with the Longhorns at the Rose Bowl, or maybe he isn’t completely convinced one way or the other on who to start. Either way both of them are ready to go, giving the Longhorns two different styles of QB to prepare for heading into Saturday.
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