Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Still a three-headed QB, but for how long?

Some news and observations from the weekly Tuesday media luncheon...
  • Still a three-man race for quarterback as UConn prepares for Vanderbilt on Saturday. The snap breakdown against Fordham was McEntee with 32, Nebrich with 20 and McCummings with 14. It was the perfect scenario to get all three game experience. I would expect to see the number tilted more toward McEntee in Nashville, with McCummings' role unchanged. The real question might be how is Nebrich worked into a possible rotation.

  • All three quarterbacks will continue to prepare as if they are the starter. Pasqualoni will likely end a three-man rotation as soon as possible, and it could be this week. "As soon as it's clear, we'll go in that direction," he said when asked about picking a starter.

  • D.J. Shoemate said he's at about 90 percent with his ankle, and it sounds like he'll definitely play against Vanderbilt. He's receiving three treatments a day. It's another wait-and-see with regard to the rotation at tailback with Shoemate and Lyle McCombs.

  • On the depth chart, Gary Bardzak and Steve Greene are still listed as co-starters at left guard. Both played against Fordham. Teddy Jennings will start at defensive end in place of the injured Jesse Joseph, with B.J. McBryde now the top backup.

  • Taylor Mack is listed as the top punt returner, but Pasqualoni says both Mack and Nick Williams will get work there.

  • Quarterbacks coach Joe Moorhead, in a meeting with Scott McCummings and reviewing his set plays, told McCummings he would throw a long touchdown pass to Ryan Griffin on the play action. It happened, a 55-yard strike. Moorhead wasn't perfect, though. "I think I told him it would be a 43-yarder," he said.

  • Defensive coordinator Don Brown on linebacker Sio Moore, "He's 240 pounds and can cover as well as any safety. It's kind of freakish."


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