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CONFIRMED: Neuheisel names Prince starting QB

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Just caught it during lunch at the end of ESPN's College Football Live telecast.  No link, no crawl at the bottom of the screen -- just a statement, along with the anchor saying, "Let's just hope for UCLA's sake that he can stay healthy..."

If anybody has anything new on this, feel free to bring it.

M

UPDATE:  CONFIRMED --  It's up on the official site.  Congratulations to Kevin, and to the coaching staff on such an important decision.

As stated therein (emphasis added):

"We're going to name Kevin Prince as our starting quarterback," Neuheisel said on a conference call with the media. "It's no secret that he was getting the lion's share of reps with the first team. We just felt like he had requisite skill set to be given that opportunity and we wanted to see what he would do with it. While there were some growing pains, I still believe he showed the necessary poise and the understanding of what Norm Chow is trying to get taught, not only at the position, but also managing the game, that we think there's just a huge upside for Kevin. ...

And as for those Bruins that are new to the party: (a)  Read more BN(!!!); and (b) here's the bullet points:

"I think that he has all of the things you look for. He has great poise. He has size. His arm strength is what you look for. His understanding of the game will only get better and certainly his understanding of our offense will only get better. I'm excited about his progress and I think our team will rally around him."

Notably, CRN has NOT decided who the primary backup will be, as Craft and Brehaut are still under orders to keep competing for it.  Given that we still have youngsters on the line -- even though they are improving -- that's the right mentality to have. 

In any event, you gotta keep loving the fact that we have a coach with this kind of vision for the kind of QB we should have:

"I think we are going to have ourselves a position that we can be proud of. I think we will get the quarterback position back to where we all believe it should be, which is one of nation's finest. I believe we have that in our coach and now it's time to play like that, so hopefully we can do it.

"It won't happen overnight. He's a freshman. There's going to be some growing pains, but I do believe it is the right move and I'm anxious to see how it progresses as we get into fall camp."

Again, congrats to the (new) Prince of Westwood.

M