Randy Edsall

Football Notebook: Did someone say inside zone?

Football Notebook: Did someone say inside zone?

Last week against UCF, Kevin Mensah was the lone bright spot in an otherwise dreadful game for the Huskies, taking 23 carries for 123 yards, good for an average of 5.3 yards per rush. This week against USF, he had a harder time finding space, taking his 21 carries for just 79 yards, an average of 3.3 yards per rush.

Football: Conference rival USF coming to town 

Football: Conference rival USF coming to town 

USF will be visiting the Huskies at Rentschler this Saturday for a conference matchup between the two 1-3 teams. UConn is coming off of three straight losses, with the most recent coming against UCF. The Huskies took a 56-21 shellacking in which quarterback Steven Krajewski went down with a broken clavicle. 

Football: Huskies pay visit to conference rival UCF following rare loss 

Football: Huskies pay visit to conference rival UCF following rare loss 

UConn football will head to Orlando, Fla. Saturday for a conference matchup with UCF.  The Huskies (1-2) will have their work cut out for them this weekend against a No. 22 UCF (3-1) team that is coming off of their first regular season loss since 2016.

Football Notebook: New defense, who dis? 

Football Notebook: New defense, who dis? 

Last season, UConn’s front seven might as well have been turnstiles while the defensive backs wore cleats made of cement. They gave up the most yards per game in Football Bowl Subdivision history in 2018, but on Thursday they proved they won’t be anyone’s doormat in 2019. 

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.