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Junior Walk-On Johnny McEntee Wins Quarterback Job At UConn

(AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

(AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

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STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut apparently has found its first-string quarterback.

Coach Paul Pasqualoni says junior Johnny McEntee has clearly separated himself from the other two who had been competing for the position — freshman Michael Nebrich and redshirt freshman Scott McCummings.

McEntee threw for 213 yards and two touchdowns in the Huskies 17-3 win last Saturday against Buffalo, and Pasqualoni says the walk-on is getting better at reading defenses.

McEntee, who received the news from the media Tuesday, says he won’t approach this weekend’s game against Western Michigan (2-2) any differently than his other four starts.

Pasqualoni, who also has been juggling players on the offensive line and at receiver, says he now feels UConn (2-2) has all the pieces in the right places.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.