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UConn’s Deshon Foxx could fit well with Seattle Seahawks

While former UConn Huskies Byron Jones and Geremy Davis were selected in the first and sixth round, respectively, in the NFL Draft, it’s another ex-Husky who has a chance to make it at the professional level that I’m eyeing today. Deshon Foxx is one of six players to sign a rookie free agent contract with the Seattle Seahawks. He even skipped his graduation ceremony at UConn...
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May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Interesting facts about the Dallas Cowboys top pick

The Dallas Cowboys had the 27th overall pick in this year’s NFL draft. As much speculation as there was, not many had the University of Connecticut standout cornerback, Byron Jones going to dallas. That’s why the draft is so dramatic and that’s why we are so tuned in every year. Here are some things that you may not know and some things you need to know about Byron Jones! Byron...
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May 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Potential Targets Remaining for Philadelphia Eagles

  View image | gettyimages.com The Eagles did not do the deal for Marcus Mariota. Womp, womp. But fear not, Eagles fans. There is still plenty of talented players left for the Eagles to target. Here is a quick primer on five potential targets for the Eagles: 1. Nelson Algohor, WR, USC: I covered Algohor in our 7 Round Mock Draft: I wanted the Eagles to target the safety position...
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April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Eagles Draft 2015: Two Players I Covet

Mid-Late round target? Every year during the draft season it seems there is a high draft pick and a mid/late rounder I end up coveting and hoping the Eagles draft. This year is no different. The only part this stinks about this is that the Eagles never draft the players I covet. Ever. It’s like some strange conspiracy. Now, I know you guys have to take my word on it, and believe...
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April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Why the Bills could go DB at 50

EAST HARTFORD, CT – AUGUST 30: Byron Jones #16 of the Univeristy of Connecticut Huskies in action against the University of Massachusetts Minutemen during the game on August 30, 2012 at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Connecticut. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images) Often times, its said that most 1st year coaches want to draft a player with their first pick on the side...
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April 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Eagles Mock Draft 2015: Matt’s Final Mock

“Is that you Chip? Yes sir, I love Tostitos too!” Photo: Ross D. Franklin/AP Since Dave just did it, I may as well too. With the NFL Draft only 18 days away, think it’s time for me to write up my final mock draft. It’s a mixture of what I think the Eagles will do and what I think the Eagles should do. I cross reference visits, work-outs, pro day attendances and scheme fits...
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April 14, 2015  |  Discuss

McShay’s Latest Mock NFL Draft Has UConn’s Byron Jones Going In 1st Round

ORLANDO, FL – OCTOBER 26: Jeff Godfrey #2 of the UCF Knights attempts to run past Byron Jones #16 of the Connecticut Huskies during the game at Bright House Networks Stadium on October 26, 2013 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images) UConn football cornerback Byron Jones made a huge splash during the 2015 NFL Combine when he broke the world record for broad...
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March 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Previewing UConn’s Offensive Depth Chart

Last week I wrote about the offense that Bob Diaco and Frank Verducci will have to work with next season. This time, the defense will be magnified and we’ll look into the hybrid formation that the Huskies run. During the 2014 campaign, UConn’s defense helped them compete in close games, but it was usually the offense that couldn’t capitalize and give them the win. The defense...
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February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

UConn Football’s Bryon Jones Among Mel Kiper’s Top 10 at CB

UConn CB Byron Jones (16) just misses blocking a Boise State field goal kicked by Dan Goodale (41) in the third quarter at Rentschler Field on September 13, 2014. The NFL Combine gets underway on Tuesday and as we know, two members of the UConn Football team are in attendance, WR Geremy Davis and CB Byron Jones. It’s also the time where the various pundits put out their top ten...
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February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: UConn’s Young Secondary Needs To Step Up

UConn CB #6 Jhavon Williams celebrates after breaking up a pass intended for Temple WR #84 Romond Deloatch on September 27, 2014 at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, CT. With the loss of senior captain Byron Jones, the secondary of the UConn Huskies football team just got a lot younger and less experienced. True freshman Jamar Summers will step in Jones’ spot while sophomore’s...
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November 01, 2014  |  Discuss

UCF looks to extend conference unbeaten streak

STORRS, Conn. (AP) UCF and UConn are heading in different directions as they meet Saturday at Rentschler Field. The Knights (5-2, 3-0 American) have won five in a row after opening with two losses and are looking to break into the Top 25, while the Huskies (1-6, 0-4) will be trying to avoid a six-game losing streak. UCF hasn't lost a conference game (11-0) since moving from Conference...
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October 31, 2014  |  Discuss

UConn Huskies’ Defense Still One of AAC’s Best

The UConn Huskies had a Top 20 defense before meeting the East Carolina offense and if Bob Diaco hopes to win another game this season, he will need this side of the ball to get back to its old self. Photo used courtesy of courant.com. Whether the unit can rebound from the ECU game and help the Huskies to a win or two over their final five games remains to be seen. The UConn...
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October 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Paw Prints – The Daily UConn Huskies Roundup – 10/29/14

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...
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October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Loss to ECU Shows Vast Improvement for UConn

A Thursday night matchup between ECU’s lethal offense powered by Shane Carden and the conference’s top defense in UConn wasn’t decided until the final minute of play, as a fourth quarter rally by the Pirates sealed a 31-21 victory at home. Photo used courtesy of newstimes.com. UConn (1-6, 0-4 AAC) showed a powerful effort in the loss, and even without the win, its competitiveness...
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October 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Paw Prints – The Daily UConn Huskies Roundup – 10/25/14

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...
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October 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Byron Jones Sees UConn Career End Early

#16 Byron Jones looks over to the UConn Huskies sideline for a play call against the Stony Brook Seawolves at Rentschler Field on September 6, 2013. New Britain, CT’s Byron Jones‘ UConn career wasn’t supposed to end like this. It was to finish up with him and his UConn Huskies football teammates walking off the field with a win in a bowl game. While the latter won’t most...
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October 25, 2014  |  Discuss

UConn loses senior cornerback to shoulder injury

STORRS, Conn. (AP) Connecticut cornerback Byron Jones will undergo surgery on his left shoulder and miss the remainder of the season. Coach Bob Diaco says the Huskies senior captain has a history of shoulder problems and was injured against during the first half of Thursday night's 31-21 loss at No. 18 East Carolina. Diaco says Jones should be healed in time to prepare for the NFL...
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October 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: UConn Football On This Week’s Opponent Temple

UConn QB #10 Chandler Whitmer scrambles for a 17 yard gain in the third quarter on September 6, 2014 at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, CT. We’re just under three hours until kickoff between the UConn Huskies and Temple Owls, so let’s take a look at what head coach Bob Diaco, QB Chandler Whitmer, CB Byron Jones and S Junior Lee expect from them this afternoon.
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September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Evidence Of The Culture Change Within The UConn Football Program

UConn head coach Bob Diaco talks with #22 Andrew Adams during at timeout against Boise State at Rentschler Field on September 13, 2014. One of UConn Huskies football coach Bob Diaco’s big things he wanted to change when he took over was the culture surrounding the program. It was a subject I broached with the players during media day at UConn before the season got underway. And...
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September 27, 2014  |  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...
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September 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: The Blitz Episode 1 – BYU

Huskies All Access host Erika Wachter sits down with UConn Football Head Coach Bob Diaco, Captain Byron Jones and Analyst Joe D’Ambrosio to preview Week 1 against BYU.
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August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Paw Prints – BYU Cougars (0-0) @ UConn Huskies (0-0) Preview

This week: The UConn Huskies will kick off their 2014 season on Friday night when they’ll host the BYU Cougars at 7:00 p.m. at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, CT. The Line: According to DocsSports.com odds, BYU is favored by 16.5 points and the over/under is 50.5 points Tickets: According to UConn Huskies ticket office, there are still tickets available to Friday night’s...
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August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Breaking Bread with Bob – 8/25

UConn Huskies head football coach Bob Diaco held his first pre-game press conference as a college head coach on Monday in anticipation of Friday night’s game against the BYU Cougars at 7 p.m. at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, CT. Here’s a sampling of what he had to say: Diaco got things started talking about how the team is ready for game week finally. He said there’s a...
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August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Paw Prints – The Daily UConn Roundup – 8/25/14

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...
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August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: UConn Football Coach Bob Diaco & Byron Jones on Jones Being Named Captain

Byron Jones (16) and the UConn defense celebrate after stopping Devin Gardner (not pictured) on a 4th and 2 in the 4th quarter at Rentschler Field on September 21, 2013 As we know, UConn Huskies football coach Bob Diaco named his four captains on Thursday and amongst them was redshirt senior Byron Jones. The New Britain, CT native and NFL prospect converted from safety to cornerback...
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August 23, 2014  |  Discuss
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