Coaches Intend to Start Brehaut

Sources are indicating that the UCLA coaches intend to prepare true freshman Richard Brehaut this week in practice to start against Kansas State Saturday...

The UCLA coaches intend to prepare true freshman Richard Brehaut to start at quarterback against Kansas State Saturday, accoring to sources.

Head Coach Rick Neuheisel might not be forthcoming about the intention when he addresses the media today at his Monday weekly press conference.

The starting spot is open, of course, with Kevin Prince having suffered a fractured jaw in the Tennessee game. He's estimated to be out for 3 to 4 weeks, which would make his projected return for the Stanford game October 3rd or Oregon October 10th.

UCLA has a bye Saturday, September 26th.

But we've heard that, as of now, that Brehaut will be prepared as the starting quarterback this week in practice.

Brehaut, the 6-1, 220-pound true freshman, played in one series against San Diego State in the season opener, completing both of his passing attempts. He threw a very nice ball with good touch for a 39-yard completion to Nelson Rosario.

Brehaut, part of UCLA's 2009 recruit class, enrolled at UCLA early to participate in spring practice.

While there was much consideration on the UCLA staff to try to retain Brehaut's redshirt year, it was always thought that, if Prince went down for any extended time, Brehaut would get the call over senior Kevin Craft.

***Pics of Brehaut at Practice***

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