Monday, October 20, 2008

Decision on Frazer won't come Tuesday

Looks like we won't have any new information on Zach Frazer until Thursday at the earliest. On the Big East conference call this morning, Edsall said that he'll sit down with the doc on Tuesday at 2:30 p.m., which is about 2 hours after he'll finish speaking with the media during the weekly luncheon. Edsall said he's met couple of times with Zach, and that he was "out at practice" on Sunday. It doesn't sound like Zach actually participated practiced, though. Asked to clarify whether Zach practiced yesterday, Edsall would only say, "he was out at practice. He was on the field with us on Sunday." Make your own determination.

Edsall also gave a vote of confidence for Jasper Howard on punt returns. "Jazz will be fine. He understands. When something happens one, then twice, you get gun shy. (The punt in the fourth quarter that Howard fielded around the 4 that likely would have went into the end zone) he was probably feeling 'I have to catch this'. He totally lost his composure. But I'm not worried about Jazz. He'll bounce back."

4 Comments:

Anonymous Sean O said...

Is there a reason why Butler can't return punts?

October 20, 2008 2:02 PM 
Blogger Chip Malafronte said...

Sean,

Butler is capable of returning punts. But Jasper had been pretty good until Saturday, and the coaches might feel Butler can't be on the field constantly. It gives Butler a rest, and means there's slightly less chance for him to get injured. However, another poor performance by Jasper could be grounds for a switch.

October 20, 2008 3:53 PM 
Anonymous Pete said...

Why doesn't Butler play QB too? He did in high school. He can play QB and WR at the same time, return both punts and kick-offs, and why don't we boot Frey off of punt coverage in favor of Butler? Let's not forget Tony Ciaravino was only 1-4 Saturday so it's probably worth a try to let Butler kick field goals.

October 20, 2008 5:09 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If anything we have to get Todman back there returning punts and kickoffs- apparently he was penned in as starter until injuries over the summer, why not give him a shot now.

October 21, 2008 9:52 AM 

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