Kai Forbath decides to stay

A day after offensive coordinator Norm Chow decided to stick around at UCLA, kicker Kai Fortbath, perhaps Chow's best weapon, announced his intent to stay as well.

That's great news for the UCLA offense.

"I considered my options, but I want to help continue the momentum of building our program here at UCLA," Forbath said in a statement released by the school. "It is also important to me, as well as to my family, to earn my degree."

The redshirt junior won the Lou Groza Award as the nation's top kicker after making 28 of his 31 attempts. Each of his three misses were of 50 yards or more.

Forbath is as automatic as they come, holding a current streak 37 made from within 50 yards. Barring a disaster (or vast improvement from UCLA's offense), he should surpass John Lee as UCLA's all-time leader in field goals next season. Forbath needs just 14 to do so.

Maybe he'll ask quarterback Kevin Prince to stall a few drives here and there.

Forbath shows off his leg during pregame warm-ups, too. Last season in a game at Tennessee, he was easily nailing 55-yarders to the south end of Neyland Stadium. Fans sitting behind the goal post ducked for cover more than once.

Forbath's decision allows Under Armour All-American Kip Smith to learn for a season before becoming the Bruins' place kicker. Smith has already gained recognition for making a 67-yarder this season.