Yes, the Huskies have signed quarterback Casey Cochran, their biggest recruit of the 2012 class, and yes things are moving forward with figuring out who will be UConn's starting QB for 2011, but other than the offensive line and the tight end position, there are concerns at wide receiver and running back, too.
TheDay.com's Owen Poole writes that the offense returns just five starters, and just one skill position starter in receiver Kashif Moore.
Taking the glass-half-full approach, that means offensive coordinator George DeLeone, who admits that he plans to build this unit around the quarterback -- not vice versa -- will have plenty of young minds to mold into his vision of what an offense should look like.
More via Poole:
Moore and Isiah Moore were the two receivers in most of UConn's 7-on-7 and 11-on-11 drills Saturday, while Geremy Davis made the play of the day, a great diving catch on the sideline coming back to a ball thrown by Johnny McEntee.
Receivers Gerrard Sheppard, Tebucky Jones and Malik Generett also made nice catches. Pasqualoni also said Nick Williams will be in the receiving mix.
After watching weekend practices, the Hartford Courant's Desmond Conner adds: "Broken record time but freshmen receivers Geremy Davis and Tebucky Jones Jr. are just outstanding receivers, they really are and they carry themselves like they've been playing college balls for sure. Two very gifted and talented individuals there. Jones Jr. caught a high ball one-handed streaking over the middle."
So it could be worse. Plus, the defense and special teams are among the best in the Big East, and that will help take some of the early season pressure off the Huskies' offense.
And while it won't make a difference for 2011, Pasqualoni has quickly proven to be one of best recruiters in UConn history. He's already landed 15 commitments for 2012, including Cochran, not to mention players who should bolster positions of need. Like, say, wide receiver.
As the Norwich Bulletin's Joe Perez wrote last week, the program has done a solid job of attracting in-state talent, and this is in addition to their commitment to improve their success rate with regional talent, too.