Suddenly there’s not such a logjam at quarterback.
When preseason camp started, there were seven quarterbacks on the roster not including Will Rishell who is focusing on kicking. But during the 11 on 11 portion of today’s practice that I witnessed (and I missed the first hour of practice finishing up my story UConn women’s basketball story), David Pindell, Bryant Shirreffs and Marvin Washington were the only quarterbacks to get reps. Pindell was the first one out and looked very comfortable running the offense. I wouldn’t want to make any grand proclamations after seeing one hour of one practice but Pindell certainly looked like the guy. He was confidently firing the ball around the field and when he decides where he is going with the ball, it doesn’t take long for the ball to get out of his hands.
One person who won’t be pushing for playing time at quarterback is Donovan Williams, who started the last three games of the 2016 season as a true freshman.
Williams and UConn coach Randy Edsall had a conversation early in camp about Williams being used on special teams if he isn’t either the first or second-string quarterback. Williams took it a step further by meeting with Edsall on Monday and asked to move to receiver.
“I wasn’t pushing, this morning he came in, he still likes to be a quarterback but he wants to get on the field so he asked about moving to wide receiver and being involved with the special teams so that is when he made the move.”
Edsall felt like it would have been too much, too soon to use Williams at receiver in the 7 on 7 and…
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