Sunday, September 07, 2014

No update on UConn's Casey Cochran

After yesterday's game UConn coach Bob Diaco said he may have an update on injured quarterback Casey Cochran on today's conference call. However, when the subject was brought up on the call, he said he had no update and he will make an announcement on Cochran's status at Tuesday's press conference.

Cochran suffered a concussion in a season opening loss to BYU and although he was dressed and in pads on Saturday, he did not play.

"I have no update on Casey. I will make a formal announcement on Tuesday at the press conference," Diaco said.

The good news is that he said running back Josh Marriner, who left the game with either a shoulder or arm issue after making a block on a kickoff return is fine and "a full go."

As for some other highlights from the call, he said he wasn't ready to access blame on either quarterbacks or receivers for the missed connections in the passing game.

"When they get their timing down it will be nice," Diaco said.

He said that there was a wrinkle Stony Brook came up with which caused some issues for the offensive line.

"I've been through the tape in detail and my thoughts on the offensive line is that they did some good things and some things that they need to work on but they fought hard and a lot of guys played, they got got better as the game went on. They added a little bit of a wrinkle that the guys had to get used to which kind of persisted all game and created a bit of a problem but I was overall pleased."

Diaco said that the running backs had "a few errors" in pass protection but that they are willing blockers. He is not happy to see another early fumble by a tailback, something that happened in each of the first two games and that is something that needs to be corrected.

Diaco also said the play of the linebackers was much improved.

"Much better, they are starting to look like we want them to look," Diaco said.

He also said they "need to clean up body position" but they were "way way better."

Finally, I asked him if he watched Notre Dame's domination of Michigan as the defense had a spectacular game in the 31-0 win.

"I was surfing through some games," Diaco said. "I caught the end of Oregon/Michigan State which was exciting, watched a little bit of Ohio State and a little bit of Notre Dame."

So what did he think of the Fighting Irish forcing four turnovers and holding Michigan to 289 yards of total offense?

"Absolutely it was great, so pleased for them and Coach Kelly and the staff. It was a great, great win on a huge stage."


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