STORRS, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut hasn't had back-to-back losing seasons since 2006.
Second-year coach Paul Pasqualoni and a couple of other sophomores want to keep it that way.
After finishing a disappointing 5-7 in 2011, a year after playing in the Fiesta Bowl, Pasqualoni is making a switch at quarterback.
Sophomore Chandler Whitmer, a junior-college transfer from Georgia, beat out last year's starter, senior Johnny McEntee, and three other quarterbacks for the job. It's on him now to help these inexperienced Huskies.
And the other sophomore being charged with that task is tailback Lyle McCombs, who carried the ball more than 275 times for more than 1,100 yards as a freshman.