UConn quarterback Zion Turner learns on the fly

STORRS – The UConn soccer team is about to be a quarter of the way through the season, but starting quarterback, true rookie Zion Turner, is still in the early exploration phase of his time in the position.

Turner still experiments with his most comfortable plays, UConn receivers and Offensive Coordinator Nick Charlton. The film has been studied for basic corrections. New ideas are shared. It’s a work in progress, as it would be for anyone who played high school ball last winter and just two weeks ago was a backup of Undergraduate courses not yet started.

However, the season is going, exactly to which numbers it can be an unforgivable stretch. The Husky family hosts Syracuse on Saturday at Rentschler Field, followed by games in Michigan and NC State.

“I feel more comfortable, just getting off the harmony, just getting the reps every day in practice,” said Turner, who is 26 out of 53 for 281 yards, three touchdowns and three interceptions this season. “We were able to get a steady flow through our receivers and were only able to communicate with the guys. I will talk more with the guys, see what they like, and what they don’t like. We are starting to get along really well with each other.”

Turner, who took the Zoom call with reporters on Wednesday, took charge early The opening game in Utah when Ta’Quan Roberson lost to rupture the season-ending AFC Champions League. He threw a touchdown pass to give the Husky an early 14-0 lead, but finished 12 of 31 for 109 yards and two interceptions in a 31-20 loss.

Turner was, as expected, more comfortable and efficient in 28-3 victory over Central Connecticut In Week 2. He threw mostly short passes, was 14 of 22 for 172 yards, and two touchdowns and interceptions. He also rushed nine times for 24 yards.