Randy Edsall

UConn football season preview 

UConn football season preview 

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.  

Football: UConn fires defensive coordinator Billy Crocker

Football: UConn fires defensive coordinator Billy Crocker

“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.”

Column: Are we sure these guys are good?

Column: Are we sure these guys are good?

Listen. Shamel Lazarus has a cool name and big body. Omar Fortt nobly enrolled early last year and provided some physicality at times. Tyler Coyle has some size and actually led this godforsaken defense in tackles. Ian Swenson has shown flashes this year and, like Coyle, has size as well.

UConn will travel to Eastern Carolina this Saturday for a conference matchup under the lights

UConn will travel to Eastern Carolina this Saturday for a conference matchup under the lights

It’s a prospect that UConn football has become famiiar with and head coach Randy Edsall believes is unfair. All of UConn’s road America Athletic Conference games have been at night, and Edsall has said in the past that this is not in the best interests of the players.  

Football: Huskies take on old rival UMass in Homecoming matchup

Football: Huskies take on old rival UMass in Homecoming matchup

UConn football is still looking for their first win of the year over an FBS opponent, and hosting region rival UMass this Saturday for Homecoming (noon on ESPNU) just might present their best chance to get over the hump, especially coming off of their emotional upset attempt against USF last week.

Football: Bye week gives Huskies time to rest up before USF

Football: Bye week gives Huskies time to rest up before USF

This past week without football in Storrs has given everyone a chance to gain some perspective on the Huskies’ season. Without football, nobody’s been screaming about cutting the program on social media and the national press about the historic badness of their defense has died down.

Column: UMass-UConn should just be canceled

Column: UMass-UConn should just be canceled

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.

UConn and Kevin Mensah keep moving forward

UConn and Kevin Mensah keep moving forward

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).

Football: Huskies smoked in season opener

Football: Huskies smoked in season opener

UConn lost by a score of 56 to 17, letting up over 650 yards of total offense in a game mired by, as head coach Randy Edsall put it, “self-inflicted wounds.” The Huskies committed seven penalties for a total of 93 yards, as if the Knights needed any more help moving the ball down the field.

Football: Edsall states bold ideas regarding the college football playoff at AAC Media Days

Football: Edsall states bold ideas regarding the college football playoff at AAC Media Days

Several of the other coaches in attendance strengthened the conference line: that the College Football Playoff needs to be reformed, and that AAC teams need a shot in the current system, including UConn head coach Randy Edsall