What’s goin on?
- We should see a spring football roster, UConn Coach Bob Diaco said today in New York, probably some time tomorrow. Spring practice starts Monday, the first of 15 practices including the April 12 annual Blue-White spring game at Rentschler Field. We should also be seeing a media schedule soon although we were told for practice Monday we can watch the first 20 minutes and get what we need afterward.
What’s Diaco hoping to accomplish?
“I’m talking about 15 practices…if we can walk out of the spring after 15 practices and the team understands how we expect the games to be played, not necessarily what the plays are, but how we expect the games to be played with the proper energy, effort and detail and mental toughness necessary to execute over periods of time, if we can end spring football with that implanted into the DNA it will be a positive thing.”
Diaco said we can expect to see a depth chart too after spring practice and heading into preseason so everyone knows where they are.
- Diaco said no stock will be put into what he’s seen of the players on film.
“Zero, zero. We have enough contact with these guys. We’re with them eight hours a week right now. It bounces up to 20 in a few days and they’re going to use our systems, play our brand of ball and we’re going to do our evaluations. I mean we need everybody. Everybody is going to play a role.”
- Diaco is still mum on the status of safety Ty-Meer Brown who had a neck/spine thing going on last season. He said last week offensive lineman Gus Cruz, who missed much of 2013 with a shortness of breath issue, is back doing some work on the field. Diaco said he’ll talk more specifics about the roster after Practice 1.
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