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.