UConn Football: What You Should Know About Today’s 1 P.M. Blue-White Spring Game

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First, not a bad crowd out there.

Second, don’t expect to see any of the Huskies game plan for the 2012, if any, most especially with the game being on TV. Ain’t happening

Expect to see basics and basics only.

The teams have been divided up in quite an interesting way. The focus today is clearly on evaluating individuals. It’s not first offense against first defense. The Blue and White teams are mixed up nicely.

– For example, for the Blue, quarterbacks will be Casey Cochran and Johnny McEntee. The running backs for the Blue? Lyle McCombs and Max DeLorenzo; WRs: Mike Smith, Deshon Foxx and Geremy Davis. Defensively, Sio Moore, Brandon Steg, Marquise Vann and Ryan Donohue.

Michael Nebrich, Chandler Whitmer and Scott McCummings (bad toe) are the quarterbacks for the White. Alex Mateas is the center for the White. I find that interesting cuz I think Mateas is going to be the starting center. Also Kevin Friend and Steve Greene are on the White. Joe Williams and Martin Hyppolite  are the running backs. Shakim Phillips and Nick Williams are the key receivers to watch. Trevardo Williams is at one defensive end for the White while Jesse Joseph is at one spot for the Blue. Jefferson Ashiru, Jory Johnson and Yawin Smallwood are at linebacker for the White. Blidi Wreh-Wilson is at one corner for the White as is Taylor Mack. Dwayne Gratz is at corner for the Blue. Safety Ty-Meer Brown is running with the White. His position mate, Byron Jones, is running with the Blue.

– No DT Julian Campenni (lacerated ear) today

– Committed recruits in the house? E.J. Norris,  a 6-4, 230-pound defensive end from Archbishop Carroll High in D.C.; DT Mikal Myers, (6 foot, 300); C Rennick Bryan (6-2, 319) Hillhouse High in New Haven; Jazzmar Clax (5-11, 236) from Neptune, NJ; FS Obi Melifonwu (6-3, 194), Grafton, Mass; DE Brendan Battles-Santos (6-3, 250), Eastham, Mass; LB Jon Hicks (6-3, 245) Palmyra, PA., FS Ellis Marder (6-1, 185), Windermere, Fla.; FB Wyatt Vinci (6-3, 238), Ridgewood, N.J.




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7 thoughts on “UConn Football: What You Should Know About Today’s 1 P.M. Blue-White Spring Game

  1. Arte A...

    Poo poo the panic boys. Hate to be a realist but just how much does anyone think they are going to get out of a spring game?
    Obviously the O line was the weak point which lead to others not looking very good. Do realize what we have after those sitting out is divided into two teams.
    What you did see was Whitmer put himself in the starters spot going into the fall. Clearly above the rest regardless of the line. For those that do not get it there is absolutely no reason for Paul to name a number one at this point (Jeff Jacobs).
    Stats on a game like this are very misleading as several open receivers were not seen by a qb overwhelmed thus throwing short with a more open mate down field.
    I would also contest 8 sacks as the whistle blew as a qb was touched. Nebrich would have easily picked up first down yardage after slipping a arm but the sack was called.
    The wind is never mentioned? There was trash and hats on the field it was so windy. Not an excuse just say’n.
    This game is what it is, a glorified public practice with a hand full of simple plays which should give the D an advantage. No division one team is going to show their hand in a spring game, especially when televised….


    I know there are special rules for the Spring Game like a running clock and no sacking the QB; but did I miss the rule that said the Offensive line was not allowed to block anyone on Defense? If this is what we have to look forward to this season whoever plays QB will be running for his life all year.

  3. Freddy

    They line not blocking anyone all game long is concerning to me. The inability of our wrs to gain any separation was also an issue.

  4. Cody J

    Offense looked like last years spring game. I am worried. But with more hope because we have a couple decent QB’s finally

  5. Navin R. Johnson

    I wouldn’t day the defense was good. It was that the offense was awful with the exception of Whitmer and Phillips.

  6. Jason

    Love what I am seeing from Whitmer today. Phillips looks great, too. Nice drive there just before the half. Defense looking strong, too.

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