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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...
Via AAC Football Fever
17 hours ago  |  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...
Via Sox and Dawgs
10 days ago  |  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...
Via Sox and Dawgs
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...
Via AP on Fox
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...
Via AAC Football Fever
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...
Via Sox and Dawgs
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...
Via AAC Football Fever
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...
Via Sox and Dawgs
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...
Via Sox and Dawgs
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...
Via AP on Fox
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.
Via Sox and Dawgs
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...
Via Sox and Dawgs
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...
Via AAC Football Fever
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.
Via Sox and Dawgs
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...
Via Sox and Dawgs
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...
Via Sox and Dawgs
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...
Via Sox and Dawgs
August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
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August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

UConn Football Kicks Off 2014 Campaign Indoors

The UConn Football team gathers around head coach Bob Diaco before breaking into drills at the first practice of the 2014 season. After having his charges woken up at 7 a.m. with an air horn on Saturday morning, Bob Diaco had hoped to lead his team up the stairs to the outside practice fields for the first time as head coach. Unfortunately, Mother Nature had other plans and forced...
Via Sox and Dawgs
August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Connecticut Huskies season preview

After a disappointing 3-9 campaign in 2013, Connecticut hopes to get things turned in 2014 under the leadership of new head coach Bob Diaco, who will be a head coach for the first time in his career in 2014 after spending the last four years as the defensive coordinator at Notre Dame. "There is progress. It's not enough so we're not satisfied. Losing hurts and we're never going...
Via College Football Universe
April 05, 2014  |  Discuss
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