UConn News From Big East Media Day

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…Clemson transfer wide receiver Bryce McNeal is not coming to UConn after all.

In graduating in three years UConn simply could not get him into graduate school.

UConn Coach Paul Pasqualoni  was confident the school did all it could to get McNeal in.

I’m hearing Louisville is his next destination but can’t get confirmation.

Andreas Knappe, the 6-9, 290-pounder UConn just got from Denmark to play offensive line is 21 years old, will be a freshman and after having a look at how big he is, Pasqualoni has decided on playing on the defensive line first because he thinks it’s best chance to get on the field right away.

– So far, Pasqualoni said, all players are eligible for the 2012 season but a semester closes on Friday – also when practice starts, players report Aug.2) – and he’ll know for sure then.

– Pasqualoni was awfully high on running backs Martin Hyppolite and Max DeLorenzo as potentially reliable thumpers next to tailback Lyle McCombs, a 5 foot 8, 1000-yard rusher for the Huskies last season. He said each will pound you but have wiggles (moves, shakes, elusiveness) in their games. He added people will like seeing Joe Williams hit the edge

Pasqualoni said defensive end Trevardo Williams is an outside linebacker waiting to happen and you may see him line up that way this season..the cast is expected off the left-hand of freshman quarterback Casey Cochran about a week before the Aug.30 season opener against UMass.

Pasqualoni was asked who would be his starting quarterback today if the season started. He said Chandler Whitmer, the JC transfer, based on his performance in the spring game. But, the coach added “the season is not starting today.”


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6 thoughts on “UConn News From Big East Media Day

  1. husky66

    How does it make any sense that MacNeal graduated in three years but couldn’t make the cut to UConn’s grad school? # of credits? Clemson is considered pretty good academically; although in their 80’s heyday they had a rep of no standards at all for FB admits.


    What did MacNeal really do for Clemson? Not much.

    Glad to see Louisville can admit him when UCONN could not!
    Nice that all BE schools use the same admissions criteria.

    Shame on LU.

  3. Patrick

    Ugh, no McNeal. Doesn’t matter how good the QB may or may not be if we can’t catch the ball. ;-(

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