Joe D's Notebook: Cincy - The RecapSorry it’s taken so long to come up with this but it’s been a busy few days. But now is a good time to bring down the curtain on the 2017 UConn Football Season which ended with as disappointing loss as you could imagine. The Huskies 21-20 loss in Cincinnati ended in the most incredible, exasperating fashion. UConn marched from its own 7 to the Bearcats 15 in just two minutes. A David Pindell past into the end zone fell incomplete but pass interference was called, giving
Joe D's Notebook: UCF - The RecapIf you just look at the final score, you’d think that unbeaten UCF had its way with UConn on Saturday in Orlando. And while it was a 49-24 score in favor of the Knights, it doesn’t tell the entire story. The Huskies gave UCF everything it could handle for the first 45 minutes. UConn held the nation’s top scoring team without a point in the
Joe D's Notebook: USF - The RecapRandy Edsall said it best when he started our post game interview from the locker room Saturday night after UConn’s 37-20 loss to USF. What did Yogi Berra say, “it’s deja-vu all over again”. And indeed it was for the Huskies. The same maladies that haunted the team in the Missouri game and the Memphis loss were prevalent on Saturday night. Dropped passes, poor pass defense and missed tackles took center stage as the Bulls beat UConn for the 6th time in a row.
Joe D's Notebook: Tulsa - The RecapBreathe…exhale….breathe. That was the reaction Saturday afternoon just after three o’clock after UConn had avoided a colossal collapse and beat Tulsa 20-14 at The Rent. After playing brilliantly for the first 52 minutes, the Huskies defense came
Joe D's Notebook: Temple- The RecapWhat a difference a week makes!
Joe D's Notebook: Memphis, The RecapEmbarrassing. That was the common refrain in the post game interview room Friday Night at Pratt and Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field.
Joe D's Notebook: 8-30-2017Much of the publicity surrounding the new look of the UConn Huskies has surrounded the fast paced offense. Equally important are the changes that have been made on the defensive side of the ball. New defensive coordinator Billy Crocker, a native of Waterford (and big Yankees fan, two reasons we get along ! ) has implemented a 3-3-5 scheme that emphasizes attacking the offense. It is a far cry from the philosophy of the previous head coach who did not blitz and played a more read and react style. To a man, the defensive players are thrilled with the change and anxious to make things happen on their side of the ball.
Joe D's Notebook: 8/28/2017It’s baaack…Yes, with the football season opening on Thursday night at Pratt and Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field (heretofore to be called “The Rent”) it’s time to get back to giving my thoughts on the Huskies. It’s been a great summer but I am ready to get back to covering the Huskies.
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