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Frazer for Lorenzen: A blessing in disguise?
No disrespect intended to Tyler Lorenzen, but his injury last week against Louisville might have been a blessing in disguise for the University of Connecticut football team. Lorenzen will be out six to eight weeks with a broken right foot, which means Zach Frazer will...
5 years, 6 months ago   |   Frazer for Lorenzen: A blessing in disguise? ( 1 )
Connecticut’s opener: Pride versus pride
Sure, we know. Every game is important, you have to take them one at a time (just like pants legs) and all that. Moreover, Appalachian State's Big House shocker over Michigan last season will forever change the way Division 1-A schools look at their smaller brethren. ...
5 years, 7 months ago   |   Connecticut’s opener: Pride versus pride ( 3 )
UConn trades one experiment for another
According to the Connecticut press, Greg Lloyd Jr. won the starting middle linebacker spot for the University of Connecticut while he was still on I-95. Before fall practice even began, Huskies coach Randy Edsall had decided to scrap the experiment of moving safety Dah...
5 years, 7 months ago   |   UConn trades one experiment for another ( 1 )
UConn setbacks: Bagsby down, Miller out
The University of Connecticut football team got a double shot of bad news this week. First came word that redshirt freshman defensive tackle Jarrell Miller -- quite possibly the most highly touted player ever recruited by the Huskies -- was leaving school. Miller, out...
5 years, 8 months ago   |   UConn setbacks: Bagsby down, Miller out ( 1 )
UConn’s Todman has real “Prom Night” horror show
The recently released movie "Prom Night" is a horror show. And apparently, so was Connecticut football recruit Jordan Todman's prom last weekend at Dartmouth, Mass., High School. Police in Swansea, Mass., where the prom was held, set up a sobriety checkpoint outside th...
5 years, 10 months ago   |   UConn’s Todman has real “Prom Night” horror show ( 0 )
Under-the-radar wideout chooses Connecticut
The top recruiting services have all labeled Malik Generett as a "sleeper." Apparently, the University of Connecticut woke him up. Last Friday, the 6-foot-5, 205-pound quarterback-turned-wide receiver from William Penn High School in York, Pa., made a verbal commitment...
5 years, 10 months ago   |   Under-the-radar wideout chooses Connecticut ( 0 )
New Edsall contract designed to keep him around
Maybe the University of Connecticut learned something form the Rich Rodriguez/West Virginia debacle. The school released details this week of a new deal for football coach Randy Edsall. Signed and sealed on Feb. 14, it will give the 10th-year Huskies coach an average o...
6 years, 1 month ago   |   New Edsall contract designed to keep him around ( 0 )
UConn’s Branch grows his NFL hopes
As it turned out, Tyvon Branch's best event at the 2008 NFL Scouting Combine wasn't his 40 time -- although that was the second-best of the week -- but the long jump. As in, a long jump up the draft board. Coming in, the former University of Connecticut cornerback had...
6 years, 1 month ago   |   UConn’s Branch grows his NFL hopes ( 0 )
Connecticut NFL draft bio: Donald Thomas
Donald Thomas didn't just walk on to the University of Connecticut football team -- teammate Danny Lansanah dragged him on. The two had developed a mutual respect for each other through battles on the campus basketball courts (both starred in that sport in high school...
6 years, 3 months ago   |   Connecticut NFL draft bio: Donald Thomas ( 0 )
Connecticut NFL draft bio: Danny Lansanah
Effective linebackers are often said to have a "nose for the ball," and that certainly applies to Danny Lansanah of Connecticut. But Lansanah has also demonstrated that he has hands for the ball, as well -- eight career interceptions as a Huskies linebacker. Although L...
6 years, 3 months ago   |   Connecticut NFL draft bio: Danny Lansanah ( 0 )
Connecticut NFL draft bio: Tyvon Branch
Tyvon Branch's University of Connecticut football career seemed to go by fast -- literally. The fleet Huskie cornerback was pointedly avoided by opposing teams this past season and finished without an interception. But he got his hands on the ball nevertheless, averagi...
6 years, 3 months ago   |   Connecticut NFL draft bio: Tyvon Branch ( 0 )
UConn’s Edsall returns, along with most of his offense
Second in a series on Big East football teams and the 2007 season. UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT HUSKIES. RECORD: 9-4, 5-2. BOWL RECORD: Lost 24-10 to Wake Forest in the Meinecke Car Care Bowl in Charlotte, N.C. HIGH POINTS: A 38-19 victory over Rutgers; a 21-17 d...
6 years, 3 months ago   |   UConn’s Edsall returns, along with most of his offense ( 0 )
Edsall, Miles made smart decisions
Michigan athletic director Bill Martin finally set the record straight for those of us wanting to know. Contrary to reports, he had made absolutely no direct contact with LSU head coach Les Miles about the Michigan coaching vacancy left by Lloyd Carr. Though Michigan...
6 years, 4 months ago   |   Edsall, Miles made smart decisions ( 1 )
Young Huskies try to regroup
(First in a series of previews on Big East teams). Something has happened to the University of Connecticut football team over the past two seasons, and it isn't good. The Huskies seemed to have turned the corner in 2004, when they finished 8-4 and played in the Motor...
6 years, 9 months ago   |   Young Huskies try to regroup ( 1 )
Snakebit UConn hopes to stay healthy (Part XX)
Teams on the rebound: Twentieth and last in a series. For Connecticut coach Randy Edsall, last season was like another book in that apocalyptical "Left Behind" series. Left behind, in this case, referred to all the injured players UConn couldn't take on road trips. I...
7 years, 9 months ago   |   Snakebit UConn hopes to stay healthy  (Part XX) ( 1 )