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Richard Brehaut returns to practice

UCLA quarterback Richard Brehaut returned to practice Thursday after sitting out the last two days with a sprained left foot.

Brehaut resumed his place in the quarterback competition against Kevin Prince and worked mostly with the second-team offense during drills and was not limited in any way. He completed three of four passes for 28 yards and a 10-yard touchdown to Ricky Marvray in a live mini-scrimmage at the end of practice.

"It felt good," Brehaut said. "I didn’t felt like I had any rust at all. I felt like I came back strong and my foot hasn’t bothered me at all today."

Brehaut, a junior who passed for 1,296 yards and six touchdowns last season in seven starts last season, stepped awkwardly twice during practice on Monday and showed up to practice Tuesday in a walking boot, but the pain in his foot subsided in short order.

"I thought initially that first night it was more pain than I’ve ever had so I didn’t expect to come back this quick, but it just healed quickly," he said. "I thought I could have come back last night, but they wanted to play it safe."

Prince, who has a blister on his throwing hand, did not take any reps during the live scrimmage as coach Rick Neuheisel rested most of the first-team players in anticipation of Saturday's full-scale scrimmage. Prince ran the first-team offense during team drills and had another solid showing after a couple of poor practices late last week and early this week.

"It's getting deep into camp and some guys are dragging a little bit," Prince said. "The good thing is we were still making plays and not making mental mistakes when we're tired, but we really appreciate what coach did for us letting us get our legs back."