Ch-Ch-Changes

With a change in head coach in college football usually comes with major changes.

UConn HuskiesThey could come with a whole new staff, a new offensive and defensive scheme, a change of recruiting players. The list could go on and on.

But when you change coaches in the middle of a season, there'll be a few major ones with a majority them being minor.

So when T.J. Weist was promoted to interim head coach of the UConn Huskies football team, everyone wondered what those changes would be.

His first order of business was moving true freshman Tim Boyle to the QB1 position with Chandler Whitmer being the backup. And we may see some other depth chart changes when that comes out this week for the South Florida game.

If Kevin Friend doesn't return from injury, expect to see Dalton Gifford play for him instead of Xaiver Hemingway. Obviously the suspension of Tyler Bullock hurts the depth a little bit.

"Without Bullock, that puts us in a tough position, depth-wise," said Weist. "Kyle Schafenacker, he’s got to step up and possibly fill in that role."

Other than that, don't expect to see any changes on the offensive line despite the fact it hasn't been able to protect Whitmer or open up holes in the run game for Lyle McCombs.

"I think Jimmy (Bennett) done a good job at left tackle, he’s got to more consistent," said Weist. "Steven Greene has been one of our more consistent players for us. Alex Mateas has done a good job, Gus Cruz at right guard is going to start. But we’re going to have to figure out behind them who’s going to be the next guy, whether its Tyler Samra at guard or inside. I think that whole offensive line, if we can get Kevin back, they all play better with Kevin.”

As far as defensively, Weist said he was leaving that to defensive coordinator Hank Hughes as he is still learning the defense. Weist is an offensive guy after all.

All these changes don't mean a thing right now. They could play as well as they can in practice. But when it comes down to it, they need to perform on the field especially against a South Florida team who picked up their win on Saturday night.

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