The future is now, and it's alphabetized

After a banner season in 2010-11, the UConn football team is in a state of flux.

Gone from last year's Fiesta Bowl-losing team are jitterbug extraordinaire Jordan Todman, every starting linebacker, its burly long-time fullback and, of course, its latest noodle-armed quarterback.

Some of these positions have obvious successors: USC transfer D.J. Shoemate will get his shot at being the future back, now that Robbie Frey is boning up on the crossing of the Delaware instead of the Huskies playbook; and a few talented, albeit mostly unproven players have already emerged in the races at linebacker and fullback.

But new coach Paul Pasqualoni (still feels weird) heads into his first summer practices with no answer at quarterback.

Although his trick-shot pedigree is at this point unknown, redshirt sophomore Mike Box appears to be the favorite, if only because he's the only signal-caller left who played last season and, according to some fans, has the skills of a young Roger Staubach, based solely on nothing.

And on the team's final spring depth chart, Box is in fact listed as the starter. But only because Pasqualoni knows a thing or two about his ABCs.

According to the Courant's Dez Connor, Pasqualoni views the quarterback race too close to call as of now, and as a result, has listed the QBs in alphabetical order on the official post-spring depth chart.

So, at this point, Pasqualoni would lead you to believe that any of the five quarterbacks has a shot at opening the season at the helm. Well, everyone except for redshirt freshman Blaise Driscoll. He's fucked.

QB
4 Mike Box RSo. 6-3 209 OR
11 Scott McCummings RFr. 6-2 227 OR
18 Johnny McEntee RJr. 6-3 221 OR
2 Mike Nebrich Fr. 6-1 189 OR
17 Blaise Driscoll RFr. 6-1 193

Then again, the spring depth chart usually means very little in the long run, and is used mostly as a kick-in-the-pants to some want-to-needing veterans.

But, if anything, it also serves as a reminder that in the Huskies' stable of running backs there is a player named Jordan Huxtable, who will immediately become my favorite player if he isn't red-sweatered this sason. And, as of now, it seems like Jonathan Jean-Louis will not be making his 80th position change. So yay for that!

The full depth chart below:

 

Offense

LT
71 Mike Ryan RSr. 6-5 333
72 Jimmy Bennett RJr. 6-9 290
78 Dalton Gifford Fr. 6-5 291

LG
70 Gary Bardzak RSr. 6-3 292
50 Tyler Bullock RSo. 6-4 301
64 Joseph Danielson RFr. 6-0 276

C
57 Moe Petrus RSr. 6-2 293
68 Bryan Paull RFr. 6-3 292
62 Ben Chapman RJr. 6- 272

RG
69 Steve Greene RSo. 6-4 309
65 Gus Cruz RFr. 6-4 275

RT
63 Adam Masters RJr. 6-4 283
77 Kevin Friend RSo. 6-5 290
61 Stephen Brown RSo. 6-6 290

TE
89 John Delahunt RJr. 6-3 243 OR
94 Ryan Griffin RJr. 6-6 243
81 Corey Manning RJr. 6-5 249
92 Teddy Baker RFr. 6-4 237

WR
Kashif Moore RSr. 5-9 180
85 Geremy Davis RFr. 6-3 200 OR
84 Tebucky Jones RFr. 5-11 179
31 Nick Williams Jr. 5-10 183 OR
Leon Kinnard So. 5-9 180

FB
39 Mark Hinkley RJr. 5-11 227
47 Reuben Frank RFr. 6-3 229
49 Sean McQuillan Fr. 6-4 249

QB
4 Mike Box RSo. 6-3 209 OR
11 Scott McCummings RFr. 6-2 227 OR
18 Johnny McEntee RJr. 6-3 221 OR
2 Mike Nebrich Fr. 6-1 189 OR
17 Blaise Driscoll RFr. 6-1 193

TB
24 D.J. Shoemate Sr. 5-11 217
43 Lyle McCombs RFr. 5-8 163
45 Martin Hyppolite RSo. 6-0 214
42 Jordan Huxtable So. 5-8 183
37 Jonathan Jean-Louis RSr. 6-0 202

WR
83 Isiah Moore RSr. 6-1 188 OR
80 Mike Smith Sr. 6-0 202
88 Gerrard Sheppard RJr. 6-2 209 OR
87 Malik Generett RSo. 6-4 212
17 Frank Guardi So. 5-11 170

Defense

DE
48 Trevardo Williams Jr. 6-1 225
95 Kenton Adeyemi Fr. 6-4 251
97 B.J. McBryde RFr. 6-4 261  
52 Patrick Wilson So. 6-2 237

DT
Twyon Martin RSr. 6-2 292
53 Ryan Wirth RJr. 6-2 272
56 Angelo Pruitt RFr. 6-2 294

DT
99 Kendall Reyes RSr. 6-4 298
59 Shamar Stephen RSo. 6-5 300
51 Tim Willman RSo. 6-3 275

DE
91 Jesse Joseph Jr. 6-3 257
98 Teddy Jennings RJr. 6-5 242
58 Jonathan Louis RFr. 6-5 241
26 Marcus Campbell Sr. 6-3 230

LB
Sio Moore RJr. 6-1 232
19 Kijuan Dabney Sr. 6-1 192
34 David Kenney RSo. 6-0 200
30 Mike Edwards RJr. 6-0 190

LB
55 Jerome Williams RJr. 6-1 233
28 Jory Johnson RJr. 6-1 228
36 Mike Osiecki RFr. 6-1 225

LB
33 Yawin Smallwood RFr. 6-2 227
Andrew Opoku RFr. 6-4 224
41 Brandon Steg RFr. 6-2 214
 
CB
Dwayne Gratz RJr. 6-0 188
21 Gary Wilburn RSr. 5-11 197
35 Chris Lopes RSo. 5-10 192

S
15 Jerome Junior RJr. 6-1 214
2 Gilbert Stlouis So. 5-11 181
40 Ty-meer Brown RFr. 6-0 184

S
25 Harris Agbor RSr. 5-11 183
16 Byron Jones RFr. 6-1 178
38 Alex Kantor So. 5-9 191

CB
5 Blidi Wreh-Wilson RJr. 6-0 191
29 Taylor Mack So. 5-9 170
20 Tevrin Brandon RSo. 5-10 177

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