Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Paul Pasqualoni talks a little about naming of captains

The subject of naming Jory Johnson, Adam Masters, Nick Williams and Blidi Wreh-Wilson as captains was the first subject brought up on a teleconference with UConn football coach Paul Pasqualoni.

"It was hard because there was so much leadership," Pasqualoni said. "I talked to all the seniors together and explained to them that I did want to select captains for the team. I thought based n the uniqueness based on the amount of playing experience we had in that group that our best leadership would come from the seniors although I do think we have good leadership in the junior, sophomore and redshirt freshman group. I think in each area of the program we do have good leadership and with all due respect to everyone in the room I do think that because of the amoint of experience we have that  the seniors would be in the positon to provide the best leadership. The team decided, we decided that those four would be our captains and that is the way it worked out."

Some other things of note. Pasqualoni was uncertain whether junior DT Shamar Stephen's knee injury will be sufficiently healed in time for him to play next week against North Carolina State.
"He has a long weekned we'll evaluate it early next week and see where we are at," Pasqualoni said.

He said that the true freshmen he'd consider playing on Thursday include defensive end E.J. Norris, offensive lineman Tyler Samra and safety Jordan Floyd

Pasqualoni said that freshman quarterback Casey Cochran has been practicing so regularly that he hasn't checked up on the timeline of when he it getting the cast removed from his injured left wrist but Cochran will be on the travel squad.



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