Whitmer cleared by doctors, Pasquloni mum on playing status

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GOOD TO (MAYBE) GO – UConn head coach Paul Pasqualoni said Thursday in his pre-game conference call to the state media that quarterback Chandler Whitmer was cleared by doctors to practice, and play on Saturday against Cincinnati in the regular season finale, but stopped short of saying whether Whitmer would start.
“Chandler’s clear, he’s available. So, we’ll see exactly how he works today,” Pasqualoni said. “He worked yesterday, we’ll see how he does today (Thursday) and tomorrow (Friday) and then we’ll make a decision based on that.”
Perhaps Pasqualoni doesn’t want to tip his quarterback hand to Cincinnati too early (making the Bearcats practice in anticipation of facing Whitmer, Johnny McEntee or Wildcat QB Scott McCummings) or he’s been impressed with the way McEntee – who started the 2011 season – has worked this week with the first-team offense.
In any event, he was not tipping his hand on the call.
“I want to see (how Whitmer does) … we’ve still go two days to go,” Pasqualoni said. “So, I’m probably not going to make a decision until right before the game.”
Whitmer was hit by Louisville linebacker Preston Brown with just over 10 minutes to play in the fourth quarter the Huskies 23-20 triple overtime win. McEntee came in and, after five straight incompletions, found Shakim Phillps for a three-yard TD pass in the second overtime.

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