As we know, UConn Huskies QB Chandler Whitmer decided to return to school for his fifth and final year of eligibility.
He didn’t have to do it. He already had his degree from UConn as he graduated last December.
And given how the 2013 season played out for him, you really did think there’s just no way he was coming back especially with a new coach in Bob Diaco coming in.
But a call from Diaco to Whitmer changed Whitmer’s thinking and here we are in August of 2014 with him as the key backup to Casey Cochran. And according to Diaco as it has been well documented, he plans to play two QB’s in the game.
Watch below as Diaco and Whitmer talk about Whitmer’s return to the football program.
UConn Huskies head coach Bob Diaco had an interesting dilemma on his hands. He had three starting quarterbacks coming back for his team in Tim Boyle, Casey Cochran and Chandler Whitmer.
As a true freshman in 2013, Boyle saw action in five games, starting four before being replaced by Cochran for the final four games of the season.
While I can’t say what Diaco was thinking, the general thought was that Boyle would sit out this year gaining an extra year of eligibility. Normally most freshman don’t play, earning a redshirt year. Basically what this all means is that all college athletes have five years to play four.
With Boyle, he still has four years to play three. So to me, it wasn’t a surprise when Diaco announced that Boyle was “going to be protected” this year.
What Diaco means is that if Boyle doesn’t have to play, he won’t. But if he does, he’ll be ready to come in.
Watch below as Diaco explains the situation with Boyle and also Boyle’s reaction to the news.
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During his press conference after practice on Monday, August 19, UConn Huskies football coach Bob Diaco named Casey Cochran as his starter.
Cochran beat out Chandler Whitmer and Tim Boyle for the starting nod. Whitmer will see game action according to Diaco.
Watch as Diaco explains the decision making process towards naming Cochran as the man to lead UConn in 2014.
UConn WR Geremy Davis looks on during the stretching drills at practice on Wednesday, August 6, 2014.
We are exactly two weeks away from the 2014 season opener for the UConn Huskies football team as they’ll take on the BYU Cougars at Rentschler Field on August 29 at 7 p.m.
With new head coach Bob Diaco in charge, things will be very different than last year.
So I’ll ask you this.
Do you have your tickets for the game against BYU yet? Maybe pickup a mini-plan or even season tickets. If you’re an alumni or a fan of the team, be sure to get out there and show your support.
It would be great to see a packed house for opening night on national television and the Boise State game, heck entire home schedule.
So head over to UConnTickets.com and pick up your individual, mini-plan or season tickets today.
UConn Huskies football coach Bob Diaco is a big fan of the tight end position as evidenced by the almost four minutes he spent talking about them during his press conference on Monday.
He talks about Sean McQuillan, a Glastonbury native, Tommy Myers, a Coventry native and Steve Hashemi, a Trumbull native, as well as the others in the mix for the position.
Here’s a look at some photos from Monday’s UConn Huskies football practice [...]
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As we already know, UConn Huskies football coach Bob Diaco has said he wants to have his starting quarterback locked down by August 18 as the team begins its preparations for the season opener against BYU on Friday, August 29 at Rentschler Field.
The competition is still between Tim Boyle, Casey Cochran and Chandler Whitmer.
Whitmer started the 2013 season as the QB and went 0-4. Boyle followed him by going 0-4. Cochran finished up the season 3-1 winning his last three games.
As of Monday, August 11th, the competition between the three is wide open.
Watch below to see what Diaco had to say about the battle.
The University of Connecticut women’s basketball team has released its non-conference schedule for the 2014-15 season, as announced by head coach Geno Auriemma on Friday.[…]
After seeing their bullpen falter late in the game last night, the Boston Red Sox look to get back on track in the middle game of a three-game set with the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium. [.....]
During spring practice, the media was introduced to the rodeo drill by UConn Huskies football coach Bob Diaco at a 6 a.m. practice. I was not there for that but did get to witness it at other spring practices. [.....]
Here are some photos from the UConn Huskies football teams’ practice that was held outside on the practice fields in Storrs, CT on Wednesday morning.
During his press conference on Saturday, UConn Huskies head football coach Bob Diaco talked about the importance of special teams.