Craft Receives Starting Nod Against Tennessee

And here we go:

UCLA head coach Rick Neuheisel announced today that Kevin Craft will be the starting quarterback for the season-opening September 1 game against Tennessee in the Rose Bowl.

"We've decided to name Kevin Craft our starting quarterback," said coach Neuheisel following the second of two practice sessions on Monday. "He's earned it with his consistent play and he has the best mastery of the offense at this point."

With practices closed to the public starting on Wednesday, the only way we will find out what Kraft and the offense can do through their week and a half preparation will be the season-opener. Finally, an interesting tidbit:

Craft would become the first Bruin quarterback to start a season-opening contest in his initial season following a transfer since Troy Aikman, who came to UCLA from Oklahoma, took the first snap in the 1987 opener against San Diego State (Aikman redshirted in 1986). He is also the first junior college transfer to start a season-opening game in his initial season since Mark Harmon in 1972.

So there's a chance he'll be a great collegiate and NFL quarterback, a great actor (Harmon is on the CBS show NCIS), neither, or both...haha.

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