Redshirt freshman quarterback Brett Hundley had an excellent collegiate debut in UCLA’s 49-24 season-opening win over Rice on Thursday. Hundley went 21/28 for 202 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception. He also ran for a 72-yard touchdown on his first collegiate play, prompting the following tweet from former Bruins coach Rick Neuheisel:
Touchdown for Brett Hundley on his first collegiate play! The recruiting was worth it.
— Rick Neuheisel (@CoachNeuheisel) August 30, 2012
Yes, the recruiting certainly was worth it, Rick. Way to take the spotlight away from Hundley for a minute so you can remind fans to thank you for your efforts. I suppose we should also thank you for not realizing Hundley’s talents last year, whereby enabling him to have four more years of eligibility. Who knows? Had you started him last year, maybe you’d still be coaching.
H/T LBS contributor Chaz