Quarterback Richard Brehaut is not quite ready for game action and would be used in an emergency situation only this weekend against Colorado, leaving Brett Hundley as the backup to Kevin Prince, coach Rick Neuheisel said Thursday.
"I don’t think Richard is quite ready," Neuheisel said. "He’s being valiant with respect to wanting to be out here, but he’s still a little bit hobbled."
Brehaut was the starter before breaking his leg Oct. 8 against Washington State. He returned to limited practice action last week and continued to practice this week, but his reps tapered off as the week wore on and it became apparent he wasn't at full speed.
"He’ll be available in an emergency, but it’s probably Brett Hundley as the backup," Neuheisel said. "I think at this point we’d need to use the best guy available and Brett is that guy right now."
Hundley, a freshman, has not yet played this season and with only two games remaining is hoping to redshirt, so Neuheisel would definitely have a decision to make if Prince were to get injured. Also available is Nick Crissman, but he has been working with the scoutteam since Brehaut's return.