TheRoundUp 8/28: Huskies prep for UMass

Blidi Wreh-Wilson is one of four captains this year. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

The New Haven Register Blogs: Ramblings from The Runway: Highlights from Paul Pasqualoni's time on Big East call
Pasqualoni was asked a couple of questions about starting quarterback Chandler Whitmer and he said he likes the way that Whitmer is growing into a leader on the team and he is able to "rally the troops and keep everybody together. He is gaining respect of team little by little but he has a big opportunity to really solidify his position here and show he can be a quarterback at Connecticut."

Big East Football Coaches Call: Several Teams, Including UConn, Meet Unfamiliar Foes - Courant.com
"We know what [head coach] Charley [Molnar]'s background is at Notre Dame. We know [defensive coordinator] Phil Elmassian was at Purdue," [Pasqualoni] said. "So we have an idea, but there's no way we can say we know precisely what their approach is going to be."

uconn football names captains to join wreh-wilson - Hartford Courant
UConn named its captains Monday with seniors Adam Masters of Bethesda, Md., Jory Johnson of Mobile, Ala., and Nick Williams of East Windsor, N.J., joining Blidi Wreh-Wilson of Edinboro, Pa. Wresh-Wilson was a captain last season.

UConn's McCombs goes from spectator to dominant force - Connecticut Post
"He's a unique player," said offensive coordinator George DeLeone. "He's a tremendously competitive individual. He's the kind of guy you want to have in your foxhole with you when you have to fight a war because he's the guy that will have your back.

UConn's Jim Calhoun Meets Team In Traditional 'Start Of School' Talk - Hartford Courant
"He was full of drive, determination and direction," assistant coach Glen Miller said. "The same coach I've known since I played for him [at Northeastern]. There's a lot going on with his rehab, but with his competitiveness, it looks like he is ahead of schedule."

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