This is not at all surprising...
Forcier to transfer
After balking at a request to change positions to receiver, backup quarterback Chris Forcier was granted his release to transfer to another school.
He was in the Midwest visiting schools this week.
"He's been given his release and he's exploring other options," UCLA coach Rick Neuheisel said. "We obviously wish Chris well and want him to be successful."
Now the funny thing is that just a couple of weeks ago Neuheisel said this about Forcier...
"Chris Forcier is a unbelievably talented athlete but he's got to grasp the offense and understand the leadership role of the position if he's going to be a guy we can count on for a regular basis."
Wait...you mean the great Norm Chow can't make simple enough for this talented kid to grasp it? Rumor has it is that he couldn't grasp it and with bunch of QB's coming in or already on the roster Forcier saw the writing on the wall, didn't want to fight for it and decided to move on.
The whole way that Neuheisel is running the QB selection seems to be missing the one thing that brings out the best in everyone...
Craft took one on the chin for the team last year and he is looking like the 3rd option in spring ball.
UCLA coach Rick Neuheisel had a conference call today to preview spring practice, and he said Kevin Prince and Richard Brehaut would get most of the reps early in practice.
"The plan is to give our young kids early repititions, just to see if we hav ea bright, young star on the horizon."
Neuheisel said it would be wrong to say returning starter Kevin Craft would not be given a chance to retain the starting spot.
Doesn't look like he is getting much of a chance to me.
So much for trying to be like USC.
If Slick Rick culls out a few more he won't have to worry about the oversignings from this years recruiting class.