Tag:Kevin Prince
Posted on: September 9, 2010 1:32 pm

Quick Hits: UCLA, Mike Leach, Wake Forest

Posted by Chip Patterson

- UCLA will start the banged-up Kevin Prince at quarterback on Saturday night against No. 25 Stanford.  Even though he looked rusty in the Bruins' 31-22 loss against Kansas State, but Prince is convinced he will be able to perform up to par come game time. "I can make all the throws I need to make," said Prince, who injured his right shoulder in the Kansas State game. "If I didn't feel comfortable with that, then I wouldn't feel comfortable playing."  Prince has been splitting time in practice with Richard Brehaut, being kept on what head coach Rick Neuheisel is referring to as "a pitch count.

- Former Texas Tech head coach Mike Leach was never afraid to speak his mind when he was leading the Red Raiders, and now he will have the opportunity to broadcast his thoughts to satellite radio customers all over the world.  Scary thought, right?  Mike Leach will co-host a three-hour show on weekdays on the newly launched Sirius XM college sports station.  From 12-3 p.m. ET you can hear Leach and Jack Arute on Sirius XM's College Football Playbook.  In other broadcast news, Leach will make his television broadcast booth debut for CBS College Sports this weekend when Central Florida hosts North Carolina State.

- Wake Forest return man Devon Brown was disappointed to see a flag on the field after returning the opening kick for a touchdown in the Demon Deacons' opener against Presbyterian College on Thursday.  Not as disappointed as Marcus Dean Hobson of Greensboro, N.C..  In a new promotion by the Wake Forest radio network, Hobson would have won a $20,000 car had the play not been called back for an illegal block.  In the "North Point Chrysler Jeep Dodge Run Back For A Ride" contest, if Wake Forest returns the opening kick of either half for a touchdown, a randomly selected contestant will win a 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee.  Wake Forest ended up winning the game 53-13.  Hobson?  Well he certainly didn't drive off in a new ride.

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Posted on: September 1, 2010 10:19 am
Edited on: September 1, 2010 2:25 pm

UCLA still hasn't named a starting QB

Posted by Chip Patterson

PrinceOn a weekend that will include a slew of matchups between FBS and FCS teams, there are only a few non-conference games on the slate between AQ conferences.  One of those will be between UCLA and Kansas State in Manhattan, and the Bruins will wait until then to name their starting quarterback.

Returning starter Kevin Prince has missed almost all of training camp with a strained oblique in his lower back.  Sophomore Richard Brehaut has been taking the first-team reps in his place, and showing plenty of promise.  The game is only three days away, and head coach Rick Neuheisel is nowhere close to naming his starter.
"Kickoff is at 2:30 Central time, game-day decision," Neuheisel said.  "I don't think there's anything (health wise) that says (Prince) can't play, it's just who gives us our best chance."Prince admits he has been a little off on his timing since returning to full practice participation on Monday, though he believes that it won't take too long to get back on the same page with his receivers.  

"You're out for three weeks and guys that have been out here have their timing down and that's something I need to catch up on," Prince said.  "But I'll get it. I've done it before. I've been with these guys, a lot of these guys for three years, so we'll get back on the same page real quick."

Coach Neuheisel insists that regardless of who starts, both quarterbacks will see the field against Kansas State.
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