Nothing like UConn football to provide big laughs

Darn. That Bob Diaco is at it again. The second-year UConn coach has all of college football laughing. Not just chuckling, mind you. This is all-out, roll-into-the-end-zone laughing. Spike the ball, do a dance, point your finger and don’t worry about the penalty flag for excessive celebration. That Tweet was hilarious. We’re talking about that […]

Huskies move on after loss of Cochran

STORRS – If you’ve given any thought to the UConn quarterback situation in the last day or two, perhaps you’ve come to the conclusion that the Huskies are in a jam – but it could be a lot worse. Chandler Whitmer reminded us of that at Tuesday’s football press conference. “We’ve talked about how interesting […]

UConn extra points: Ball protection, Davis, the field goal

UConn coach Bob Diaco told members of the Connecticut media Saturday that he needed to share some perspective. “BYU is a partner for us,” he explained, referring to the Cougars, who handed UConn a 35-10 defeat in the season opener for both on Friday night at Rentschler Field. “You could look at them as an […]

Huskies have problems to correct after BYU loss

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. – UConn’s scouting report for BYU made it clear that quarterback Taysom Hill could pass. And run. And pass. And run. And score. Unfortunately for the Huskies’ defense – and first-year coach Bob Diaco – UConn couldn’t figure out how to stop Hill Friday night at Rentschler Field. Hill, who may emerge […]

BYU controls UConn to ruin Diaco’s debut

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. – UConn’s scouting report for BYU made it clear that quarterback Taysom Hill could pass. And run. And pass. And run. And score. Unfortunately for the Huskies defense – and first-year coach Bob Diaco – UConn couldn’t figure out how to stop Hill Friday night at Rentschler Field. Hill, who may emerge […]

Opportunity knocks, UConn’s DeLorenzo answers

STORRS – Max DeLorenzo comes from a family that represents. It’s all about state pride, cheering for State U., and gearing up for game day. Their location of choice is Rentschler Field in East Hartford, where the UConn Huskies play football. And with DeLorenzo starting at tailback in UConn’s season opener against BYU (7 p.m., […]

Huskies hope to increase role of tight ends

STORRS –┬áSean McQuillan doesn’t even attempt to mask the enthusiasm he has for the offensive scheme first-year coach Bob Diaco has brought with him to UConn. Quite simply, it could be a tight end’s dream. The degree of tight end involvement will be unveiled Friday night at Rentschler Field when UConn opens the season against […]

UConn’s Davis and Jones on Senior Bowl list

UConn wide receiver Geremy Davis and cornerback Byron Jones have been named to the watch list for the Reese’s Senior Bowl. The initial list includes 350 of the top players in the country. Included on the watch list are two fourth-year graduates who are projected as top 10 selections in the 2015 NFL draft, if […]

Strain developing between UConn’s Diaco and local media

STORRS – Yesterday was all about the decision. Today will be about the presentation. I’ve been covering college football since 1977. I’ve covered teams from the Big Eight, the Big 12, the ACC, the Big East, and the American Athletic Conference. I’ve been to the Orange Bowl, the Sugar Bowl, the Fiesta Bowl and the […]

Does UConn have a starting QB yet?

Is today the day UConn football coach Bob Diaco names his starting quarterback? Could be. The world should find out if the decision has been made late this afternoon or early this evening when Diaco meets with reporters after the first media availability in a week. Diaco has said since April that he wanted to […]