What’s goin on?
UConn senior defensive end B.J. McBryde was the guest speaker at the West Middle School graduation exercises at the Asylum Hill Boys and Girls Club in Hartford Thursday. You’ll read more about that shortly here or at courant.com but wanted to address this now.
Again, the first thing you will notice with the players now is how their bodies have changed. What a transformation going on up there. I saw Tim Boyle last month in Middletown. He’s now built like a tight end.
I haven’t seen anything like this in so short a period of time…
Anyway, McBryde told me he started spring practice at 324 pounds now he’s at 290…
“I look at myself in the mirror now and I’m just like, ‘wow,’…nothing short of amazing,” McBryde said. “I get goose bumps when Balis talks about this ‘edge’ like he wants us to be killers when we step out there against BYU [season opener Aug. 29 at Rentschler Field, 7 p.m.] and every game, that edge. Having that edge over a team that in the fourth quarter whenever they’re bending down, we’re standing strong. That’s the goal I’m sure every team is hoping to accomplish but we want it.”