Like every team in college football, the UConn football team finds itself with walk-on players who don’t get scholarships.
Scholarship or not, the walk-on players for any team are the unsung heroes. They might not get any playing time but they are out there grinding with their brothers at every practice just as hard if not harder.
They do it because they want to not because they can. And sometimes, they’ll be rewarded with a scholarship, something that is not uncommon in college sports these days.
The UConn football walk-ons are no exception. They play a vital role in the teams preparation. Some even see quality playing time at important positions.
Watch and/or listen below as UConn football coach Bob Diaco talks about the importance of walk-ons to the football program:
The UConn football team lost one of its most important starters on the offensive line in center Alex Mateas to graduation.
Mateas was backed up by Kyle Bockeloh for most of the 2014 season. But that’s not how things are looking right now during UConn football’s spring practice.
In the two practices we’ve been able to attend for UConn football, Ryan Crozier has gotten the bulk of snaps at center. And for now unless something changes, it looks like it’ll be that way for the foreseeable future.
Watch and/or listen below as UConn football coach Bob Diaco talks about the Crozier “experiment” at center as well as the importance of the younger guys on the offensive line:
If you tuned into the UConn women’s basketball game against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights on Monday night, you might have noticed that Breanna Stewart wasn’t on the floor. It wasn’t because she was hurt. […]
But that hasn’t stopped from head coach Bob Diaco from bringing another QB to battle for the starting spot on the UConn football team as Garrett Anderson, a JUCO quarterback, committed to the Huskies two weeks ago.
While Anderson won’t get a shot in the spring, when he comes on campus in June and then in preseason camp, he will be given the chance to win the starting job on the UConn football team.
Watch and/or listen below as Diaco talks about what Anderson brings to the UConn football team:
With Whitmer exhausting his eligibility, Cochran retiring due to concussions, Boyle is the only incumbent left to battle for the starting spot. Bryant Shirreffs, a transfer who sat out last season and ran the scout team, and Tyler Davis, a freshman, are battling for the QB1 spot along with Boyle.
Diaco did say that he wants to have a starting quarterback named by the end of spring and according to his comments on Monday, it’s quite possible that there could be one by the end of the week.
Watch and/or listen below as Diaco talks about the competition at quarterback for the UConn football team:
When you watch the UConn Huskies women’s basketball team, you’ll notice that they seem to pass the ball more than other teams. One could say they are a very unselfish team.
Take a look at the stats:
Moriah Jefferson – 164 assists
Breanna Stewart – 107 assists
Kia Nurse – 106 assists
Morgan Tuck – 96 assists
Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis – 89 assists
Jefferson’s 164 assists puts her at 47th in the country. As a team they have 740 assists on 1,197 made baskets (61.8%). That also averages out to 21.8 per game which is tops in the country.
Because of this, many opponents have a tough time stopping the Huskies because they just have too many weapons. Stop one, another one will get ya.
So when the Rutgers Scarlet Knights and UConn take the court on Monday night at 9 p.m., look for C. Vivian Stringer to play a man-to-man defense to try and stop the Huskies passing and scoring attacks.
Watch below as UConn head coach Geno Auriemma and Stringer talk about UConn’s passing abilities.
With the Rutgers Scarlet Knights and UConn Huskies no longer in the same conference, this was the first time that Rutgers head coach C. Vivian Stringer was able to see the Werth Family UConn Basketball Champions Center. […]