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UConn YouTube QB: 'I need to learn the offense'

Posted on: February 17, 2011 1:39 pm
Edited on: February 17, 2011 1:40 pm
Posted by Jerry Hinnen

Hey, remember this video of UConn backup quarterback Johnny McEntee?

Of course you do, since every sports site on the Internet wound up posting it. (YouTube views as of today total more than 4.5 million.) So you might also still be asking the question nearly everyone asked when they saw it: if he's that good, why isn't he starting?

In an interview with Boston sports radio station WEEI , McEntee answered that question with good humor ... or at least, we hope this first part is humor:
Why isn’t he starting?:

“I’m too busy doing trick shots. I guess I need to learn the offense and defense a little bit better. These are just tricks. We have a new offensive coordinator, so we have a new [playbook] to learn.”

Surely, surely, McEntee didn't actually admit that he'd spent too much time fooling around with trick shots to learn the playbook ... right? He said shooting the video took an entire day, but that's just one day. There was still plenty of other time in which a bright kid like this could (and did) get the offense down ... correct?

McEntee added that the hype for the video is "starting to get a little out of hand," so don't expect a sequel for the time being. Unless he wants UConn fans to take the above quote at face value, that's probably for the best.

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