It was just a glorified practice, not a game by any stretch of the imagination. But for UConn head coach Paul Pasqualoni, it was another opportunity to try and get better.
With injuries to several key players, Saturday’s Blue-White spring game at Rentscheler Field became a scrimmage with “back to the wall” plays, “red zone” plays and regular scrimmage plays. An estimated 3,000 came and supported the Huskies, who ended their five-week run of 15 spring practices and will now set their sights ahead to fall workouts and the 2013 season opener against Towson on Aug. 29.
“I think spring practice went well,” said Pasqualoni, who is coming off back-to-back 5-7 seasons and will be looking to get the Huskies bowl-eligible for the first time since 2010. “We had a lot of guys that we either held out (today) or weren’t able to practice. That gave other guys an excellent opportunity to get some quality reps. We’ve had quite a few guys make significant improvements, especially when you talk about the younger guys and the need to develop depth.”