Friday, August 29, 2008

Finishing off Hofstra

A few notes from Edsall's conference call today.
  • Some injury updates: Lindsey Witten (knee) is day-to-day. Alex LaMagdelaine (shoulder) is week-to-week. Andre Dixon is expected to practice either Saturday or Sunday. Brad Kanuch will begin working with the scout team Saturday to get back into game shape. Jordan Todman (shoulder) is still week-to-week. Running on four hours sleep today, I am listing myself as hour-to-hour.

  • No practice today, it's a day off for the team. But Tyler Lorenzen came in to visit Edsall this morning to talk about his performance. Edsall said he thought Lorenzen might have been trying too hard to make something big happen, especially after the two interceptions. "You can't start pressing to make things happen, and that's what happened a little bit with Tyler," Edsall said. "Subconsciously, I think he lost his composure, which is unusual for him."

  • Of UConn's 12 possessions on offense last night, five resulted in touchdowns, five in turnovers and two were punts. "The turnovers masked the positives, and there were a lot of positives," Edsall said. If there were missed assignments, Edsall said, he would be concerned heading into the Temple game. Since much of the mistakes were in fundamentals and technique, which resulted in those untimely penalties, it's easily corrected. In theory, that is.

  • Edsall made a request for an official review of Lindsey Witten's roughing the passer call. He said Witten's hand hit the Hofstra QB's shoulder pad, not head.

  • Edsall put a call in to the supervisor of officials regarding one of the holding calls that negated a touchdown (Edsall wouldn't specify at first, but he is obviously referring to Donald Brown's 19-yard run), and he got a response. Terry McCauley, who saw it on TV, told Edsall it was a good block and shouldn't have been a hold. Marcus Easley got the bum call for the hold. C.J. Marck was whistled for holding on Butler's kickoff return, and that was a situation where he stopped moving his feet and had his body in the wrong position.

  • Game balls went to Donald Brown on offense, Cody Brown on defense and Robbie Frey for special teams. Scout team players of the week were Ben Chapman, Dwayne Gratz and Sio Moore.


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August 29, 2008 6:11 PM 
Blogger Chip Malafronte said...

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August 29, 2008 8:49 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...


August 30, 2008 8:29 PM 
Blogger Chip Malafronte said...

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August 30, 2008 9:29 PM 

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