Posted by Chip Patterson
Connecticut quarterback Cody Endres had just settled into his new first-string role after his second start of the 2010 season in the 27-24 loss to Rutgers. Endres took over in the middle of the Buffalo game, after another unsuccessful half by Zach Frazer. Endres helped the Huskies rattle off two straight 40+ point performances before the loss at Rutgers. But instead of spending this week preparing to take on Louisville, head coach Randy Edsall will be forced to do yet another quarterback shuffle.
On Wednesday, the university announced that Endres had been suspended from the football team for a violation of University policies. The suspension will last for the entire 2010-2011 academic year, which will last through spring practice as well. Endres' suspension is rumored to be in relation to the school's substance abuse policy, but the neither the athletic department nor Edsall offered further comment on the issue.
What does this mean for the Huskies offense? Frazer could reclaim his starting role, but he is the third-string quarterback according to the current depth chart. It could mean the first career start for redshirt freshman Michael Box. Box has only attempted five passes on his career, all during mop-up duty against Texas Southern.
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