After a 2018 that had far more downs than ups, UConn football has the chance to start fresh. While everyone is looking at last season as an important learning experience and something that they can use to grow, they also recognize the need to move on and turn the page.
“After evaluating the program throughout the season and during the recruiting process, I decided to make these changes to my staff,” head coach Randy Edsall said in a statement. “I appreciate all the work these four men have done and thank them for their effort and dedication during their time at UConn.”
Losers of five straight and with just four games remaining in the season, the UConn Huskies (1-7, 0-4 American) have a chance to build momentum for the home stretch against Tulsa (1-7, 0-4 American) this Saturday.
Hand up, I was wrong. In The Daily Campus’ first roundtable of the year about the most exciting game on UConn’s football schedule, I chose UMass. First of all, it was a trick question. There are no exciting games involving the 2018 edition of UConn football. Not unless you are a sadist and enjoy watching a young secondary get ripped to shreds.
The University of Connecticut (UConn) needs Kevin Mensah. The Huskies defense is a problem. In Bill Connelly’s S&P analytics the Huskies are No. 130 (out of 130) in defensive S&P +, an adjusted scoring metric. In traditional measures they have allowed the most yards (2020, only team over 2000 in the country) and most points per game (55.7).