The L.A. Daily news is reporting this morning that reserve quarterback Patrick Cowan could start for UCLA on Saturday, if battered starter Ben Olson can't go.
No one but Olson has thrown a pass for UCLA in the first three games this season. Cowan played in all 13 games last season -- and started the final eight after Olson was injured -- completing 145 of 276 passes with 11 touchdowns and nine interceptions.
However, the UCLA depth chart released this week shows walk-on redshirt freshman McLeod Bethel-Thompson behind Olson on the depth chart.
In the opener, the Huskies plays against a quarterback making his first career start, and over the next two games they faced quarterbacks making their first road starts. So, either Olson or Cowan would be the most experienced quarterback they've faced this season, while Bethel-Thompson would -- once again -- be making a first career start.