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UConn Football Coach Pasqualoni Names Chandler Whitmer No. 1 Quarterback

No more merry-go-round.
UConn Huskie's mascot with both arms up.

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - APRIL 03: Jonathan the Husky, mascot for the Connecticut Huskies, performs against the Oregon State Beavers in the second quarter during the semifinals of the 2016 NCAA Women's Final Four Basketball Championship at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on April 3, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Dreams do come true for UConn football fans.

After a miserable 2011 season when Paul Pasqualoni rotated between two or three quarterbacks, each with different roles, it looks like the Huskies will have a definite starter.

According to the Huskies' website, Pasqualoni has named redshirt sophomore Chandler Whitmer the top quarterback on the depth chart as of Thursday.

Whitmer transferred to UConn in the spring of 2012 after spending the first semester of his freshman year at Butler Community College in Kansas. The Georgia native put up impressive numbers for the number two team nationally among junior colleges last year. He completed 180 of 316 passes for 3,022 yards and threw 25 touchdown passes despite having the ball picked off 14 times.

Whitmer beats out last year's regular starter Johnny McEntee for the top spot. The redshirt senior is the co-number two on the depth chart with sophomore Mike Nebrich. Freshman Casey Cochran is fourth and redshirt sophomore Scott McCummings, who was used as a wildcat quarterback last year, is fifth.

UConn was ranked sixth in the Big East preseason poll ahead of Syracuse and newcomers Temple. Louisville are the early favorites to win the conference ahead of South Florida, Rutgers, Cincinnati and Pittsburgh.

However, look for UConn to surprise some people, especially if Whitmer can become the quarterback he's expected to be. He has a couple of experienced and talented targets with senior tight end Ryan Griffin and senior wide receivers Michael Smith and Nick Williams. Sophomore running back Lyle McCombs is on the Doak Walker Award watch list and is expected to have a big year, so UConn could have its best offense in a while.