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Video: UConn Football Coach Bob Diaco Names 2014 Captains

UConn Huskies head football coach Bob Diaco listens to a question from the media during UConn’s media day on August 21, 2014 at the Burton Family Football Complex. UConn Huskies football coach Bob Diaco kicked off the 2014 version of media day at the Burton Family Football Complex by naming his four captains for the 2014 season. They are WR Geremy Davis, CB Byron Jones, LB Marquise...
Via Sox and Dawgs
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bob Diaco’s Announcement Of Connecticut’s Starting QB Is Very Strange

First year Connecticut head coach Bob Diaco announced that junior Casey Cochran will be the team’s starting QB. Diaco made the announcement during a press conference, and if you watch the entire video above, there are some parts that will leave you scratching your head.  The post Bob Diaco’s Announcement Of Connecticut’s Starting QB Is Very Strange appeared first on Diehardsport.
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: UConn Football Coach Bob Diaco & QB Chandler Whitmer Talk Whitmer’s Return

As we know, UConn Huskies QB Chandler Whitmer decided to return to school for his fifth and final year of eligibility. He didn’t have to do it. He already had his degree from UConn as he graduated last December. And given how the 2013 season played out for him, you really did think there’s just no way he was coming back especially with a new coach in Bob Diaco coming in. But...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: UConn QB Tim Boyle’s Role For 2014

UConn Huskies head coach Bob Diaco had an interesting dilemma on his hands. He had three starting quarterbacks coming back for his team in Tim Boyle, Casey Cochran and Chandler Whitmer. As a true freshman in 2013, Boyle saw action in five games, starting four before being replaced by Cochran for the final four games of the season. While I can’t say what Diaco was thinking, the...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Diaco Names Casey Cochran UConn Starting QB For 2014

During his press conference after practice on Monday, August 19, UConn Huskies football coach Bob Diaco named Casey Cochran as his starter. Cochran beat out Chandler Whitmer and Tim Boyle for the starting nod. Whitmer will see game action according to Diaco. Watch as Diaco explains the decision making process towards naming Cochran as the man to lead UConn in 2014.
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

UConn Football: Quarterback Casey Cochran Sports Mullet (PHOTO)

Redshirt sophomore Casey Cochran has been named the starting quarterback for the UConn Huskies this season. If his throwing arm is even half as polished as his mullet, we’re all going to be OK....Story
Via Lost Lettermen
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: UConn Football Coach Bob Diaco on OL Andreas Knappe

During his press conference on Saturday, UConn Huskies football coach Bob Diaco talked about Andreas Knappe transitioning from defense to offense. Knappe is one of the players available today and I’ll be asking him about that transition.
Via Sox and Dawgs
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Touted guard Jalen Adams picks UConn

The Connecticut Huskies landed an important recruit on Monday, as 6′-2″ guard Jalen Adams of Cushing Academy (NH) announced his commitment via Twitter. Adams, who runs on the grassroots circuit for the Mass Rivals, held scholarship offers from the Kansas Jayhawks, Louisville Cardinals and many others before picking his “dream school”, UConn. He joins Georgia guard ...
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June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Heat Pick Shabazz Napier to Lure LeBron Back

Napier led Uconn to the NCAA Championship last season as a Huskies senior. During the 2014 NBA Draft on Thursday Night, there were many surprising picks and trades. One important one was the Heat’s trading up to pick Shabazz Napier, the raved-about point guard out of Uconn. It is understandable to pick Napier because of his talent, but that is not why the Heat picked him. Sure...
Via The League News
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Napier Ranks UConn Graduation Ahead Of NCAA Title, Draft Night

Shabazz Napier led the Connecticut Huskies to an unlikely NCAA title in April, but he also earned his degree from UConn this spring. Napier will be drafted into the NBA on Thursday. "I’ll tell you something that’s funny and people may think is weird -- I feel as though me walking across the stage for my graduation was more important than me winning a national championship...
Via RealGM
June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Connecticut will have a new rushing leader this season

Report: the University of Connecticut will have a new rushing leader this season.  The school announced today that running back Lyle McCombs will not be a part of the 2014 football team.  McCombs had led the Huskies in rushing in each of the last 3 seasons, totaling 2,681 yards and 18 touchdowns.  His 2013 campaign included 670 rushing yards and five touchdowns, while adding 20...
Via NCAA Football Zone
June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Shabazz Napier graduates from Connecticut

Shabazz Napier contemplated leaving Connecticut for the NBA following his junior season, but ultimately decided to remain in school because of a promise he made to his mother. Carmen Velasquez, a single mom to three kids, wanted her youngest child, Shabazz Bozie Napier, to get his degree.  “The only thing that she asks us to do, that if you’re going to start something, you’ve...
Via College Spun
May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

COMMIT: 2015 G Will Jackson to UConn

The Connecticut Huskies added a second top-50 player in the 2015 class on Monday, snaring a verbal commitment from 6′-5″ guard William “Turtle” Jackson, in news first reported by OnTheRadarHoops.com. The Huskies previously held a verbal pledge from Sagemont School (FL) shooting guard Prince Ali. Jackson and Ali both have prodigious size for future members of the Huskies’...
Via Hoopniks
February 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Geno Auriemma goes on expletive-laced rant about religion in sports

Just as many have argued the place of religion with government throughout history, so have folks with religion as it comes with sports. Namely, Geno Auriemma, the famed coach of the Connecticut Huskies women's basketball program, who went on an expletive-filled rant Friday when asked about his opinion of religion in sports.Here is a quick rundown of his response, courtesy of...
Via Bush League Chronicle
January 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Connecticut Huskies Officially Have the Coolest Helmets in College Football

It is an absolute shame that the UConn football program does not get much national attention. I so want to see the imaged of a running back bearing down on a poor defensive back or a hulking defensive lineman moments before he sacks the quarterback. It will be like White Fang attacks. I know the school said that when they redesigned their logo they took great pains to...
Via FatManWriting
April 18, 2013  |  Discuss
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