What’s goin on?
Weist is beginning his first season with the Huskies. Day, however, is in his third season as UConn quarterbacks coach so he knows much more about the situation and the players involved, including junior Scott McCummings.
McCummings, unlike junior Chandler Whitmer and redshirt freshman Casey Cochran, is a dual threat-type but Day said the focus since he arrived has been on making McCummimngs more of a complete quarterback.
“He does have a unique skill set compared to the other quarterbacks in that in our previous offense he was a wildcat quarterback,” said Day, who joined the staff from the NFL’s Chicago Bears. “We still have elements of that in our offense but what we’ve we had to come to or evolve to is that all the quarterbacks in our system here are all expected to be able to operate the entire offense, which from the beginning, is really what we were trying to do with Scott. I mean that’s really what Scott wants to do. He doesn’t just want to be the wildcat quarterback.
“When I first got here we were working on the drop-back passing game. We’ve been developing that with him. He’s done the same drills as all the other quarterbacks and we’ve been working since the day I got here to develop him in that area. I think the only thing you haven’t seen is in a game setting he hasn’t operated that part of the package. It’s not because we haven’t been working on it from Day 1. He’s been working on that constantly. He just hasn’t been in a position to execute that part of the offense.
“I wouldn’t say he wants to be pro style. I would say he wants to be a complete quarterback.”