"Coach Edsall told me at the
end of spring to come in with my mind right and shoot my goals high,"
Starter Ryan Henegan was out
for all of spring practice with mononucleosis and
Those reps in the spring paid off.
"I feel I played pretty good
and pretty hard,"
"I think they played well," Lansanah said. "With their first start they ran around and made plays. They picked up the game plan well and are quick learners."
That is just one of things
"I'm going to look for (Lutrus and Wilson) to play better," UConn coach Randy Edsall said. "I think the more snaps they get, the better they will become. Working the fundamentals and techniques is how you get better."
"Ryan Henegan has been here
five years and knows the system better,"
"I am excited to get the
first home game,"
Players to start a Husky Walk
UConn will begin a new tradition Saturday with a pregame ritual that they hope will help become a staple in year's to come.
The Huskies will debut a new pregame ritual by participating in a "Husky Walk" prior to its home game on Saturday night, allowing fans to cheer on the Huskies as they first arrive at Rentschler Field.
The walk will be held about
two hours prior to kickoff. Thus, the inaugural event on Saturday will occur at
with the team's game against
UConn's team busses will unload for the Husky Walk near Gate D. The team will walk along the road on the east side of the stadium (near the FanFest and blue parking lot) from Gate D to Gate C before entering the stadium at Gate C. Fans are encouraged to arrive in advance of the 5:00 p.m. start time to line up along the path and cheer on both the team and a procession that will also include the UConn cheerleaders and marching band. Paw prints are being painted along the walk route which will begin with the team coming through a large "Husky Walk" banner.
*** Mike Hicks will start at right guard replacing Lawrence Green, who was injured in Saturday's win over Duke. Hicks lost out on the starting right tackle job to Dan Ryan this summer. Donald Thomas will
be at left guard, replacing Green's spot.
*** Henegan will likely be
out for Saturday's game, thought Edsall cryptically alluded to the senior
linebacker not starting. It's unlikely he plays after being left in
John Silver is the UConn football team beat writer for the Manchester Journal Inquirer. Read John's UConn blog at silversdailydish.blogspot.com.