By the looks of it Friday, Brown will be the starter. But Edsall was by no means tipping his hand about his plans about the rest of the day, never mind next week.
Brown, true freshman from
Miami who made his collegiate debut a week ago in a 26-24 loss to
Hernandez suffered a cracked bone
in his left wrist in a 28-17 loss at
"It's something we're just going to monitor through the rest of the week as we go to see how he handles everything and how he reacts to all the snaps that he's getting," Edsall said. "We'll see how it goes from there."
Brown has been working out with the first-team offense, which he directed for 24 points in his debut. The offensive line struggled the most with Brown at the helm, committing more false starts than a 5-year-old attempting to jump into the deep end of a pool for the first time.
"They should be used to me," Brown said. "If there was a problem with my supposed accent, they've got it down pat now."
All that remains to be seen is if Brown will be the one calling the signals at the line of scrimmage for UConn (4-3, 1-2) on Wednesday. When asked if the final decision will come at game time, Edsall shrugged and said he didn't know.
"Right now, as I've listed, Dennis Brown is the starter," Edsall said.
Hernandez has been practicing
with tape on his wrist. Edsall wants to see if the former
"At that position, because he's handling the ball every time, you've got to make sure that the guy can handle all the things that you want done in the game plan --- that he's not dropping the ball or doing anything that's hindering him from being productive."
other news, Edsall is contemplating moving sophomore Danny Lansanah back to
outside linebacker. Lansanah switched to middle linebacker for the
Anthony Barksdale (concussion), wide receiver Brandon Young (ankle), and
cornerback Tyvon Branch (hip), who all were hurt during the