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: BC - The RecapConsistently inconsistent. That’s the best way to describe the 2017 UConn Football season. Saturday night’s 39-16 loss to Boston College at Fenway Park was no different. In all three phases, UConn has been unable to perform consistently. Even in the three wins, none of them was a complete 60 minute effort. The game on Saturday was a microcosm of the season. The Huskies would do some good things
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: Missouri - The RecapThere really isn’t much to say about what happened at Pratt and Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field on Saturday Night. Missouri came in and blasted UConn 52-12 in a game that didn’t feel that close. There are no positive spins, no talking about strain and pulling the rope,
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: Temple - The PreviewSaturday at noon, the UConn football team again goes after that elusive first AAC win of the season when they visit Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia to face Temple. The Owls season has been inconsistent, narrow wins over Villanova and UMass, blowout losses
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: SMU - The RecapFor a fleeting moment on Saturday, it looked like the UConn Huskies might be coming of age. On the first play of the fourth quarter at SMU, Bryant Shirreffs floated a perfect pass downfield to Keyion Dixon who ran under the pass and scooted into the end zone for a 59 yard touchdown. When Tyler Davis hauled in a two point conversion, the Huskies had tied the heavily favored Mustangs at 28.
Joe D's Notebook: ECU - The RecapWere there good signs for UConn? Yes. Were there enough to overcome the poor defensive effort? No.
Joe D's Notebook: Scouting The CavaliersMuch like UConn in 2016, Virginia struggled. The Cavaliers were just 2-10 in the first year under Bronco Mendenhall, who surprised many by leaving BYU to come to Charlottesville. Like the Huskies, who endured a six game losing streak to end the season, Virginia lost its final seven games.
Joe D's Notebook: Onto VirginiaAfter an unexpected Saturday off, the UConn football team is ready…and anxious…to swing back into action Saturday with their first road game of the season against Virginia. The Huskies practiced for two hours on Saturday instead of playing for three and a half ,then got back into a normal game week prep on Sunday.
Joe D's Notebook: Damn IrmaThis was supposed to be a preview of USF and Saturday’s game with UConn. But, as you know by now, Mother Nature has gotten in the way. In the interest of the safety of the USF travel party getting back to Tampa on Saturday, the game has been cancelled. Yes, it is disappointing, especially for the UConn seniors who miss out on one more opportunity to play in front of the home fans at The Rent. Randy Edsall always talks about a game being one of 12 opportunities. Well, one of those opportunities is gone. And it’s disappointing for
Joe D's Notebook: USF Preview - Part 1David Bowie made a hit out of the song “Changes” in 1972. Randy Edsall made changes after week one of the UConn Football season after Thursday’s narrow win against Holy Cross. The biggest change comes at quarterback where Bryant Shirreffs rescued a slumbering UConn offense by leading the Huskies to three second half touchdowns to rally UConn from a 20-7 deficit. Edsall said the fifth year senior