Monday, August 14, 2006

Some Monday news after all

Three former walk-ons (two from the New Haven area) have been elevated to scholarship players: ex-Seymour High kicker Graig Vicidomino, OL Donald Thomas of West Haven and punter Chris Pavasaris of Needham, Mass. Well deserved. Pavasaris wound up winning the starting job last season, Vicidomino nailed a pair of field goals against Army when pressed into action for injured Matt Nuzie last October, and Thomas should see action as the backup to Immanuel Hutcherson at right guard.

Also, Edsall announced Deon Anderson and Donta Moore both had their scholarships reinstated after both paid their own way last semester.

7 Comments:

Blogger ScottVib said...

Great to see true scholar-athletes (to me walk-ons epitimize all that college athletics should be) rewarded for their efforts. Particularly a Rhodes-scholar candidate like Pavasaris.

August 14, 2006 3:43 PM 
Blogger UConnHuskies86 said...

Chip,

Thanks for doing this Blog. I really like it. Keep up the good work.

August 14, 2006 8:34 PM 
Blogger Fishy said...

As a diehard UCONN fan, I'm surprised Deon Anderson and Donta Moore are still on the team. What they did last year was inexcusable and I'm shocked that Edsall would let them remain with the team.

August 15, 2006 12:23 AM 
Blogger ScottVib said...

"fishy", Anderson didn't do anything last year. He wasn't on the team, leaving school in Spring 2004 to deal with some family issues that came up.

After deciding he needed to finish his degree he re-enrolled in January, paying his own way, and walking back onto the football team.

It's good to see UConn and this blog have garnered enough attention and interest, to all ready have three different flamers on it. Thanks for your interest in UConn football.

August 15, 2006 10:54 AM 
Blogger Fishy said...

I agree. It's refreshing to see people point out UCONN's questionable actions because this shows that we are acting like a big time football program. Soon, we'll be another Ohio State, Miami, or SMU.

August 15, 2006 1:37 PM 
Blogger Vinny From East Haven said...

Don't hold your breath, "fishy". About the only thing UConn will ever have in common with big-time football programs is the arrests and recruiting violations.

August 15, 2006 2:14 PM 
Blogger DwightMcFreeney01 said...

VINNY,

I REALly luke yoR PoSTs. UCONnJOB wiLlL Nver bE aS gooD as BC And SArRaCusss. I ReAKKlY like BC and It REnmIndS ME of a MonAsterY wITh ConDOm wraPPerS on thE FloOOr.
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August 15, 2006 2:43 PM 

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