Thursday, September 08, 2011

Last notes before Vanderbilt

A few quick notes from Pasqualoni's call with state media today.
  • D.J. Shoemate is close to 100 percent, and will resume his starting role once he's deemed healthy enough to play. Sounds like that will happen at Vandy. Pasqualoni said his philosophy is that "a player in our system does not lose his position because of injury. When he's 100 percent, he goes back to where he was before he was hurt." It's a fair practice. Keep in mind Shoemate and McCombs were listed as co-starters anyway, and both will get their share.

  • There's a role for Jonathan Jean-Louis at tailback, and Pasqualoni said he'll get his work in certain situations.

  • Everyone on the 2-deep released Monday is healthy, and will make the trip to Nashville.

  • The offensive line is still being sorted out as far as the rotation, but Pasqualoni mentioned he'd like to get Jimmy Bennett more time at the left tackle with Mike Ryan at right tackle "because their abilities are conducive to that". Obviously, the deeper any team is on the offensive line, with interchangeable parts that can play multiple slots, is beneficial.

  • The rain in Storrs has kept the Huskies inside most of the week. That's a concern, Pasqualoni said, because it's harder to prepare for the heat and wind and other elements of an outdoor game.


Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home