It took some major convincing from head coach Bob Diaco for quarterback Chandler Whitmer to stick with UConn’s football program for the 2014 campaign, but after taking the backseat to Casey Cochran in a preseason competition, Whitmer now finds himself as the starter and playing the best stretch of football in his career.
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The senior played...
For the remaining four conference games for UConn (1-6, 0-4 AAC), and in the spirit of Halloween, the Huskies’ offense is in for a trick or a treat with scary defensive threats left on their schedule.
Even with their best offensive display of the year coming against the conference’s top team in East Carolina, Chandler Whitmer and company have their hands full with some tough...
UConn QB #10 Chandler Whitmer scrambles for a 17 yard gain in the third quarter on September 6, 2014 at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, CT.
We’re just under three hours until kickoff between the UConn Huskies and Temple Owls, so let’s take a look at what head coach Bob Diaco, QB Chandler Whitmer, CB Byron Jones and S Junior Lee expect from them this afternoon.
In Friday’s 17-14 loss to South Florida, UConn only completed six passes the entire game.
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With backup quarterback Tim Boyle not available due to a leg injury, it seemed like the safe option for Bob Diaco and his team in rainy conditions.
However, four of those completions came in the last two minutes of the game on a four-play 78-yard drive for...
One particular referee in Friday night’s USF-UConn game learned to stay away from the action that surrounds loose footballs at all costs. But he learned the hard way.
In the opening drive of the game, on the fourth play from scrimmage, UConn QB Chandler Whitmer was strip-sacked by USF DB Chris Dunkley. Huskies RB Ron Johnson attempted to pick up his signal caller and was on a...
With kickoff just about an hour away, here’s what UConn Huskies head coach Bob Diaco and QB Chandler Whitmer think of tonight’s opponent, the South Florida Bulls.
Progress. Mistakes, but progress.
If anything good comes out of the 38-21 loss to Boise State Saturday, it was that UConn looked more comfortable on the field and was able to make a game out of the visiting Broncos. That was until the fourth quarter.
After opening the game with a running back fumble for the third game in a row, Boise State scooped the loose ball up and ran it back...
UConn QB Chandler Whitmer (10) attempts to elude the BYU defense during the second quarter on August 29, 2014 at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, CT
We’ve known for quite a while that UConn Huskies head coach Bob Diaco was going to play two quarterbacks during games. Two weeks ago, we found out those two quarterbacks were going to be Casey Cochran and Chandler Whitmer.
As we know, UConn Huskies QB Chandler Whitmer decided to return to school for his fifth and final year of eligibility.
He didn’t have to do it. He already had his degree from UConn as he graduated last December.
And given how the 2013 season played out for him, you really did think there’s just no way he was coming back especially with a new coach in Bob Diaco coming in.