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UConn's Greg Lloyd will redshirt

8/6/2010

Connecticut lost a bit of depth up front with the news that senior Greg Lloyd will redshirt this season, Neill Ostrout reports in the Connecticut Post.

Lloyd was moving from linebacker to defensive end, where he was expected to add a run-stopping presence. But he also badly injured his knee near the end of last season and there were always questions about whether he'd be ready for this season. Coach Randy Edsall answered that question definitively while speaking to an alumni group Thursday night.

Edsall said that Lloyd will stay at linebacker when he returns next year.

The Huskies have experience at the end position with Jesse Joseph and Trevardo Williams, who each played last year as freshmen, and junior Marcus Campbell, who sat out last year because of academics. All three players, however, lack bulk.

Edsall also announced that backup running back Martin Hyppolite has moved to the Husky linebacker position. Starter Jory Johnson has hurt his wrist and there's not much experienced depth behind him. The arrival of D.J. Shoemate no doubt made moving Hyppolite out of the backfield easier.