Posted by Jerry Hinnen
The most cursed position in all of college football is, as it turns out, still cursed.
That position is UCLA quarterback, of course, and its most recent victim is starter Richard Brehaut, who suffered a broken leg in the Bruins' come-from-behind victory over Washington State Saturday. Rick Neuheisel confirmed Sunday that Brehaut will miss at least three weeks and up to six with the injury.
There's a couple of good pieces of news here for Brehaut and Bruins fans, however. One of them is that thanks to the endless series of injuries to Bruin quarterbacks over the past few seasons, nominal backup Kevin Prince certainly isn't lacking in experience, and in fact had an outstanding game in leading the Bruins back against the Cougars.
The other is that Brehaut may still be able to return this season. Neuheisel said the junior has recovered from injuries quickly before, and could still make an impact later in the year.
"It's tough, establishing myself as the quarterback and then for something like this to happen," Brehaut said. "But everything happens or a reason, and hopefully I can be back in time for the season."
No doubt Neuheisel hopes that the case, since there's no telling when the curse is going to strike again. With Bruin starting quarterbacks having missed nearly six full seasons through injury since 2000 even before Brehaut's break, the clock is no doubt already ticking.