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“Chandler’s clear,” Pasqualoni said. “He’s available. We will see how he works out (Thursday)…he’s all set.”
Pasqualoni was careful to say that Whitmer wast 100 percent cleared to play. As far as who is starting against Cincinnati on Saturday, it was more vague. The coaching staff still wants to see how Whitmer responds and practices and called his status a game-time decision. Whitmer, of course, suffered a head injury against Louisville and missed the fourth quarter and all three overtimes in UConn’s 23- 20 win. He was having a tough game passed for only 7 of 22 for 72 yards and an interception in the win.
McEntee, last year’s starter, was 2 of 7 for 20 yards as the backup.
Pasqualoni also addressed Wednesday’s move to the ACC by Louisville and the snub of UConn. The Huskies remain in the Big East, but has expressed no public support of the conference.
“The people here and the leadership here are doing what they can do,” Pasqualoni said. “I don’t worry about this. I don’t think it is over by a long shot and there will be more coming down the road as we move forward. How soon? I don’t know. There will be more realignment and more movement and Connecticut will continue to be a great program and a great school for any conference to have. People will continue to work at it and continue to be in position to be the best place we can be.