Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Wrapping up UConn's spring practice No. 7

Thanks to my responsibilities covering UConn's women's basketball team at the Final Four, I've missed the last few spring football practices open to the media.

I made it to today's practice and not too much to report.

Offensive linemen Ryan Crozier and Tommy Hopkins continue to red (no-contact) jerseys and defensive lineman Philippe Okounam also was in a red jersey.

I was only there for positional work so not too much to report. I did see the first-team offensive line go through some drills and it consisted of Dan Oak, Trey Rutherford, Cam DeGeorge, Steve Hashemi and Matthew Peart.

The most noteworthy item out of the day could be that former UConn commit Jasen Rose was at practice and tweeted a photo from inside the practice facility. UConn can't comment on Rose or his situation since he is not enrolled but it sounds like he could be returning to the fold. Stay tuned on that.

UConn scrimmaged for the first time and while Randy Edsall is not ready to release a depth chart just yet, he did say that the pecking order is starting to come into focus now that the team is nearly halfway through spring drills.

I also asked him whether there was a chance that E.J. Levenberry could play at all this season after he tore his ACL in Saturday's practice and he did not rule out that possibility.

"I don't know what's going to happen there, that is one of those deals where you have to wait and see how somebody responds to the surgery, how the rehab goes, where they are," Edsall said. "I think it is one of those deals that if it happens, it happens. I don't think it is one of those things that you count on because it is not going to be until later so we will see what happens.

"I feel bad for him, a kid who is working extremely hard to make himself better for his senior year and he is just running down the field, nobody within 10 yards of him, makes a plant on the foot and trying to go that way and you could just see it happen right there on the field, you feel bad for him. I know he will do everything he can to get himself back in the best shape as he can, as quickly as he can. If it is a situation that would present itself to be back out there, that would be determined by the doctors and him."


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