TheRoundUp 9/7: McCummings steps into the spotlight

UConn Football At Vanderbilt On Saturday, McCummings Should Play More - Hartford Courant
McCummings, who had a package designed to highlight his skills sprinkled into the offense, took that ball and ran with it, literally. He ultimately cut into the scripted plan for McEntee and Nebrich, the two quarterbacks who were ahead of him in the competition for the No.1 job.

UConn's 3 QBs forces them to use 3 playbooks - Norwich, CT - The Bulletin
Ideally, he would have had a starter picked several months ago. Instead, he has the team working with three different playbooks, culled from the team’s massive volume of options. Each book is tailored to an individual quarterback’s strengths.

UConn fullback Mark Hinkley proving his value for Huskies - Houston Chronicle
"It’s nice to see when hard work pays off," Hinkley said. "At first, I didn’t think much of it. But once the coaches came up to me and said ‘great block’ and when Lyle gave me a shout out, maybe it was a little better than I thought. It’s just nice to see stuff come together because we’ve all been working so hard."

Notes, Quotes And Updates Heading Into Vanderbilt - UConn Huskies Football Blog | Hartford Courant | Desmond Conner
"At the half I kind of...we weren't putting anything else out there," Brown said. "We had a loaded rifle now. At the half we just said, 'allright we got what we're going to do on first and second down in normal situations and what we can go to and we know what we're going to do on third down and as long as we stay in control and in flow here we [weren't] going to open up the box anymore than we needed to."

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"I was fortunate enough to have met him and coached him when I first started at UConn in 1997. He was a senior when I came in and decided to redshirt and complete his last season as a graduate student in 1998 working on his master’s degree. He was the centerpiece of our 1998 team that reached the NCAA Tournament," added Reid.

Door closes on Darius Butler -
Darius Butler leaves New England with no hard feelings but without a definitive idea as to why it didn’t work out with the Patriots [team stats], who released the cornerback yesterday. Still, the UConn product was upbeat about the future.

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