What’s goin on?
Here are some thoughts from the UConn players who accompanied head coach Paul Pasqualoni to Big East Media Day in Newport Tuesday….
The Huskies report to camp Thursday and begin practice Friday..Five days later they’ll be in full pads and begin full preparation for the Aug,30 season opener against UMass and the 2012 season.
As you know the Huskies are coming off a 5-7 campaign in 2011
They were picked sixth in the preseason media poll…
“When we came in,” senior cornerback and 2011 captain Blidi Wreh-Wilson said. “We had about 24, 25 freshmen. Going out this year we have like 16, 17 seniors. That should make a difference but we saw when we got here [as freshmen] we were ranked at the bottom. The Fiesta Bowl year we were ranked at the bottom. Last year, we were ranked at the bottom. This year we’re ranked at the bottom.
“The outside world doesn’t dictate what we do. We realize what our expectations are and how we’re going to carry ourselves and what we’re worried about. If we’re reading what media is saying about us and listening to what the media says about us then we’re not focusing on the things we need to focus on. This summer, through senior leadership and even some of the freshmen who have been stepping up, we decided we’re just not going to pay attention to it.” Continue reading