Remember when UConn couldn't pass the ball?
That's starting to seem like a long time ago. The Huskies developed a solid passing game last season, and their prowess through the air was on display again in Saturday's spring game. Quarterback Zach Frazer completed 8 of 14 passes for 307 yards and four touchdowns. Five of his completions and 207 yards went to receiver Mike Smith, who had touchdown grabs of 69, 75 and 57 yards.
Kashif Moore caught a 70-yard touchdown on the first play of the game.
Of course, the passing game excelled in part because of problems in the young UConn secondary. And a lot of the big plays came on play-action because the defense has to respect the running game.
"Guys put their eyes in the wrong place," UConn coach Randy Edsall told the Connecticut Post. "It's a good lesson. Because when you don't read your keys and all of a sudden you don't take care of your responsibilities, big plays happen."
Building depth and confidence in the defensive backfield remains the No. 1 priority for this team in the fall. It's deep, talented and experienced at just about every other position. Including the passing game.