The UCLA incumbent starter should be back for Saturday’s game, the LA Times reports.
UCLA quarterback Kevin Prince was medically cleared to play and is expected to start against California on Saturday.
“He said he feels good. Now we have to be careful we don’t overwork him” in practice, Coach Rick Neuheisel said.
Prince’s return will be huge, especially for a UCLA offense that’s expected to try and run the ball down Cal’s throats. Considering they run the same Pistol that Nevada gashed Cal for 50 points and hundreds of rushing yards, Prince’s legs will be crucial. Richard Brehaut is not the same type of running threat.
Cal should also have a few critical Golden Bears back in action. Both Allen and Mohamed did play against Arizona, but were fairly limited due to lingering injury issues. Jonathan Okanes of Bear Talk reports.
Coach Jeff Tedford said the time off has definitely helped some of his banged-up players, most notably linebacker Mike Mohamed and wide receiver Keenan Allen. Of Allen, Tedford said “It’s nice to see him not limping anymore.”