The UConn football team entered camp this seasons unsure who would be starting quarterback this season. They had several viable options that were going to compete for the right to hold the position ahead of the season.
While announcing his decision, coach Edsall admitted that he came to the decision faster than he thought he would when he announced that JUCO transfer David Pindell would be leading the Huskies in 2017.
The Hartford Courant is reporting that Edsall met with his staff about the decision this weekend.
The announcement was first made to the team before an open practice on Sunday. Regarding coming to the decision earlier than expected, Edsall said he’d already seen enough to say “that’s our guy.”
The decision is notable considering that the Huskies are returning their starter Bryant Shirreffs, a senior with starting experience over the previous two seasons. He becomes the obvious selection behind Pindell as the backup quarterback.
Quarterbacks were not made available to the media, but Shirreffs worked with the second team in practice on Sunday. Several of the Huskies players who spoke to the media were supportive of Coach Edsall’s decision, saying they believe Pindell has what it takes to effectively lead the team.
UConn opens its season on Aug. 31 against Holy Cross. In what largely amounts to a warm up game for the Huskies, it’ll be Pindell’s first taste of the FBS as a starter.
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