Sunday, October 26, 2008

There's nothing wrong with Dixon.

Here's your Sunday update:
  • Rob Lunn (shoulder), Zach Frazer (concussion), Brandon Dillon (leg) and Nate Sherr (leg) are all day-to-day.
  • Frazer is practicing today, both as a quarterback and a holder. Randy Edsall said as of now, he's not ready to make any decision on a starter for the West Virginia game. That likely means he's waiting to see how Frazer performs over the next couple of days. I'd expect a decision by Tuesday, though nobody outside the locker room will know until 5 minutes before kickoff.
  • On Cody Endres, Edsall would like to see him complete a higher possession of passes. He said UConn dropped some balls, and Cody misfired on a lot, mostly overthrows. But he succeeded in not turning the ball over, managing the game well and winning.
  • Edsall felt Desi Cullen was inconsistent punting the ball yesterday. He'd still like to see Cody Brown take his game to another level, and play with more intensity that what he's played with so far. "I thought he played well and did some good things," Edsall said. "But I want to see him play better, I want to see him take his game to another level and I'd like to see him play with even more intensity than he's played with so far."
  • Nothing is wrong with Andre Dixon. He is not being disciplined, his ankle is fine, Edsall said sternly when asked if it's a discipline issue. It's simply a matter of him being behind the nation's leading rusher (Donny Brown) and a spark plug (Jordan Todman). "There's nothing wrong with Andre, don't even bring it up," Edsall said. "I don't know how many times I have to address this. There's nothing wrong with him. The guys in front of him are playing well. We're trying to get him reps. There's only so many reps we can get with everybody. ... There's no disciplinary action, there's nothing. He's playing on special teams, he's doing some things offensively. We got a 1,300-yard rusher, and we got a kid back there who can make things happen. We're just trying to do the things we need to do to be productive. If there was something wrong with Andre, I'd tell you. But there's nothing wrong. There's only so many reps to go around."


Anonymous Kelly said...

Is it Lunn's blogging or non-blogging shoulder?

October 26, 2008 4:57 PM 
Blogger Chip Malafronte said...


October 26, 2008 5:17 PM 
Blogger SOCJimmy said...

Cody Brown needs to step up the intensity? This was said after a monster game by Cody?

Was it in the context of "He needs to bring it every week like Saturday?"

October 26, 2008 5:52 PM 
Blogger Chip Malafronte said...

It's odd. Edsall did say Brown played well. But he wants to see him take his game to another level and play with more intensity that what he's plaed so far.

October 26, 2008 5:57 PM 
Anonymous Wil said...


Chip, during the televised game, an announcer indicated that Uconn had 13 verbal commits, both Uconn boards have Uconn with 12 listed, can you find out who the 13th Warrior is? Thanks, Wil.

October 26, 2008 10:14 PM 
Blogger Chip Malafronte said...


I'd bet the TV guys miscounted, since they most likely looked at the same recruiting sites as you and everyone else. But I will check it out. There were a bunch of recruits there on Saturday.

October 26, 2008 11:13 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You forget to ponder Notre Dame's projected W/L for the rest of the season:
11/08: at Boston College (L)
11/15: at Navy (L)
11/22: Syracuse (W)
11/29: @ USC (L)
Predicted record: 6-6

Even with the prospect of a big gate, why would the Gator Bowl take a horrible 6-6 Notre Dame team over a 9-4 Cincinnati or 8-4 UConn team? ND's best win would be over a 5-7 Stanford team!

November 07, 2008 3:32 PM 
Blogger Chip Malafronte said...


The one and only thing that matters is money. Period. Why do you think they've shunned an 8-team tournament to crown the national champions? Money, money and more money. If there's money to be made, the hell with everything else, including a logical format to determine a national champ and the better matchup for the Gator Bowl. Mark my words: if Notre Dame gets the sixth win, they will go to the Gator.

November 07, 2008 4:30 PM 

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