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UConn tabs transfer over incumbent as starting QB

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With UConn set to commence the start of summer camp today, there will officially be a new face under center for the Huskies.

Head coach Paul Pasqualoni announced Thursday that transfer quarterback Chandler Whitmer will enter camp as the starter.  Johnny McEntee — he of the exquisite trick-shot video — and Michael Nebrichare listed as the co-No. 2 QBs on the depth chart behind Whitmer.

McEntee (pictured) started all 12 games for the Huskies in 2011, throwing 12 touchdowns and eight interceptions.

Whitmer originally signed with Illinois in 2010 and took a redshirt his true freshman season.  He transferred to the JUCO ranks the following season, and transferred to UConn earlier this year.

The Newnan, Ga., product — Noonan? — participated in the Huskies’ practice sessions this past spring and apparently impressed the coaching staff enough to take the job away from the incumbent.

Whitmer was a four-star member of the Illini’s 2010 recruiting class, rated as the No. 19 pro-style QB according to Rivals.com.

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4 Responses to “UConn tabs transfer over incumbent as starting QB”
  1. poison66 says: Aug 3, 2012 9:14 AM

    Would anyone outside the state of Conneticut care??? Would anyone who lives there care??? Lol

  2. tizomps says: Aug 3, 2012 9:23 AM

    you cared enough to click on, read, then comment. So, you answered your own question.

  3. cubano76 says: Aug 3, 2012 12:51 PM

    ^^^ hahahahahahaha

  4. bentley27 says: Aug 6, 2012 2:54 AM

    I care and so do a lot of other people. This university has a culture centered around winning championships and they won’t stop until the football program is right where the basketball programs are. Go Huskies!

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