McCummings Out For Season

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UConn junior Scott McCummings, recently switched from quarterback to wide receiver, was lost for the season Sunday after tearing his Achilles Tendon the school announced on twitter.

The Huskies opened practice Friday and were in the midst of practice No.3 Sunday.

McCummings, who gained over 30 pounds since 2012 preseason camp and was up to 257 on the school’s most recent depth chart, was moved to receiver for a chance at more opportunities to play not to mention losing some of the weight he gained.

McCummings came to UConn as dual threat quarterback from Natick, Mass., and was redshirted in 2010. Former UConn head coach Randy Edsall had a vision of building the offense around McCummings’ abilities in the future but Edsall left for Maryland after the 2010 season and Paul Pasqualoni replaced him and the UConn with a pro style offense in mind first.

He still wanted to use McCummings at times as a wildcat-type option but the attempts at it over the past two seasons didn’t yield enough positive results to commit to incorporating the scheme down the road.

McCummings was 6 of 12 for 155 yards and two touchdowns while rushing for 417 yards and seven scores over the past two seasons.

And, subsequently, the Huskies have recruited heavy at quarterback and they’re all versed in the pro style attack.

Pasqualoni said McCummings wasn’t out of the mix at quarterback but thought he could help the team at receiver with his knowledge of the offense and because he could catch the ball.

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