This Prince was pretty cool. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Patroclus will post more from yesterday's practice later this am but there are couple of great notes that are worth getting up early this am. Per Peter Yoon from ESPNLA Kevin Prince had the "best practice" of this camp to date:
Prince routinely hit his receivers in stride on short, long and medium-range passes and connected with Nelson Rosario on a 50-yard touchdown, splitting defensive backs Aaron Hester and Alex Mascarenas with a pinpoint pass. The overthrows and underthrows prominent in his recent practice performances were nowhere to be found.
"Much sharper," coach Rick Neuheisel said. "I thought maybe as good a practice as he's had."
More on this after the jump.
Yoon put up another post on Prince looking "crisp":
"A better day today," Prince said. "The ball was flying where I wanted to go. That was encouraging and it's a day to build on."
Coach Rick Neuheisel also came away impressed, though not satisfied. He said Prince struggled a bit with some of his reads in newly-installed plays and will need to keep progressing if he is to win the starting quarterback job.
"His biggest problem right now is taking too much protection time," Neuheisel said. "Not knowing the route thoroughly against the coverage that he's seeing. ... If we can get his understanding of all that faster and his feet to move as quickly as his understanding can be then we're going to be where we need to be."
The other good note from the post above is that Richard Brehaut may be back by Saturday's scrimmage.
Here is Coach Neuheisel after the practice:
More on it later this am. As always keep in mind as good as the toplines from Wednesday's practice are it will always be a roller coaster. I will keep sounding like a broken record by saying - stay even keeled.