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Video: Future Bright For UConn Football

UConn’s freshman running backs #3 Ron Johnson, #26 Joshua Marriner and #22 Arkeel Newsome look on against Temple on September 27, 2014 at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, CT. When you take a look at the latest UConn Huskies football depth chart, there are 32 players on the roster who are redshirt sophomores, sophomores, redshirt freshman and true freshman. A good portion of them...
Via Sox and Dawgs
4 days ago  |  Discuss

UConn Huskies’ Midseason Report Card

Sitting at 1-5 and yet to win a conference game, it’s no surprise that UConn has failed to meet expectations in the first half of the season. First year head coach Bob Diaco’s only victory this year came against an FCS team in Stony Brook, and it was only by a mere three points. Photo used courtesy of kansascity.com. After Casey Cochran was named the starting quarterback coming...
Via AAC Football Fever
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Paw Prints – The Daily UConn Huskies Roundup – 10/11/14

Paw Prints is our daily look at the happenings for the UConn Huskies football, men’s basketball and women’s basketball teams as well as the other sports the student-athletes engage in. We will do our best to bring you the links from all of the media that covers the Huskies on a DAILY basis. Thank you for stopping by and making SOX & Dawgs your home for UConn Huskies news...
Via Sox and Dawgs
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Don’t Call Deshon Foxx a “Wildcat” Quarterback

UConn QB #4 Deshon Foxx looks for running room in the 4th quarter against the Temple Owls on September 27, 2014 at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, CT. UConn Huskies football coach Bob Diaco was quite clear on one thing earlier this week. If you’re an opponent of the Huskies and think WR Deshon Foxx is a “wildcat” quarterback, you’re mistaken. Foxx, who hadn’t been under...
Via Sox and Dawgs
10 days ago  |  Discuss

UConn’s Bob Diaco Talks QB, RB Depth and Turnover Battle

In his weekly press conference, Bob Diaco said the bye week was very productive and the extra time to prepare for the next game is always good. UConn (1-4, 0-2 AAC) will play Tulane (1-4, 0-1) in a conference game Saturday, and Diaco made some points that will affect his team going forward. When asked about the crowded backfield of running backs, Diaco shed some light on what to...
Via AAC Football Fever
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Five Improvements UConn Must Make During Bye Week

Rentschler Field will be quiet and dark during the month of October. UConn (1-4, 0-2) will not play at home until November 1, due to two road games and two bye weeks. With a full week of extra practice time before its next game at Tulane (1-4, 0-1), coach Bob Diaco should have a full agenda for the team’s next few practices, and it should include the following: 1. Build Up/Take...
Via AAC Football Fever
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Foxx At QB Adds New Wrinkle To UConn Offense

UConn QB #4 Deshon Foxx looks for running room in the fourth quarter on September 27, 2014 at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, CT. Could the UConn Huskies be returning to the days where they have a wildcat quarterback at the helm during certain situations? The answer to that is that it is quite possible they could. If you stayed until the end of the game, judging by the crowd left...
Via Sox and Dawgs
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Bob Diaco Deserts Pass Game in UConn’s Loss to USF

In Friday’s 17-14 loss to South Florida, UConn only completed six passes the entire game. Photo used courtesy of courant.com. With backup quarterback Tim Boyle not available due to a leg injury, it seemed like the safe option for Bob Diaco and his team in rainy conditions. However, four of those completions came in the last two minutes of the game on a four-play 78-yard drive for...
Via AAC Football Fever
September 20, 2014  |  Discuss

UConn’s Tim Boyle Can Compete for Starting QB Job

As the quarterback position thins out for UConn after Casey Cochran decided to hang up his cleats for good, the “next man up” mentality is in full swing in East Hartford. Perhaps even deeper than expected. Chandler Whitmer, a senior, threw for two touchdowns and 209 yards with two interceptions — one that went for six the other way — in a 38-21 loss to Boise State on Saturday...
Via AAC Football Fever
September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

BYU Cougars at Connecticut Huskies: Betting Odds, point spread and tv info

On Friday night the BYU Cougars and Connecticut Huskies will kick off their 2014 football seasons. UConn and BYU will both be looking to earn their first win of the season at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, CT. Coverage of Friday’s game will start at 7:00 pm ET on ESPN and WatchESPN. The Odds: The BYU Cougars are a 16.5 point favorite against the UConn Huskies. The over/under...
Via Tireball.com
August 29, 2014  |  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.
Via Diehardsport
August 20, 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 vs. UCF Knights: Odds, Point Spread, Over/Under and tv info

The Connecticut Huskies have the unenviable task of going on the road to play against the No. 23 ranked UCF Knights on Saturday. UConn (0-6) has been manhandled by opponents this season while UCF is coming off an upset win over then No. 8 ranked Louisville. Coverage of the game between Connecticut and UCF will air on GamePlan/ESPN3 beginning at 12:00 om ET from BH Networks Stadium...
Via Tireball.com
October 26, 2013  |  Discuss
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