Frazer a game-time decision for UConn

October, 23, 2008
10/23/08
3:55
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Posted by ESPN.com's Brian Bennett

We got a little more information on Connecticut quarterback Zach Frazer this afternoon, but not much.

Coach Randy Edsall termed Frazer a "game-time decision" for Saturday's contest against Cincinnati during his teleconference with state media. According to Desmond Conner of the Hartford Courant, Edsall wouldn't say whether Frazer has practiced, whether he's been cleared to play or whether backup Cody Endres has taken increased reps this week.

So again, not much information.

It's hard to believe Edsall wouldn't know whether Frazer is ready at this point. Either he's been cleared of concussion symptoms and has practiced or he hasn't, and if he hasn't gotten much work in by Thursday, he probably wouldn't be ready to play.

But while we'd all love full disclosure, you can understand why Edsall would want to keep things vague about his quarterback situation before a crucial conference game. Better for him to make Cincinnati prepare for Frazer even if the sophomore can't go.

All coaches handle injury news differently, but even the most forthcoming sometimes zip their lips about when it comes to quarterbacks. Cincinnati coach Brian Kelly is normally very up front about everything, but he played coy about whether Chazz Anderson or Zach Collaros would start after Tony Pike broke his arm. Anderson wasn't unveiled as the starter until kickoff against Marshall, though Kelly later said he knew Anderson would be the starter all along. The news that Pat White wouldn't play against Syracuse with his own head injury didn't come out until the morning of that game, which kicked off at noon. And Bill Stewart is as much of an open book as there is in coaching right now.

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