UConn: Huskies fortify a strong recruiting class by adding more talent on National Signing Day, Part Two

February 5, 2022

Photo courtesy of the UConn Athletic Department. Improved quarterback play and adding offensive linemen were both focal points for Jim Mora and his staff during the recruiting process. On Wednesday, the Huskies signed five Class of 2022 recruits and eight transfers on National Signing Day, Part Two. The gem of the 2022 recruiting class was quarterback Zion Turner out of St. Thomas Aquinas in Florida. Turner is a dual threat…

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NFL Draft: Brown’s Perry wins East-West Shrine Bowl Offensive MVP with huge second half while BC, UConn & UMass are all represented

February 4, 2022

Photo: NFL Network Brown University certainly isn’t a no-name school in the college football world, but compared to somewhere like Michigan for instance, there is no comparison. A quick Google search will tell you that the enrollment in those two schools in 2021 had a difference of about 36,000. So, when players from smaller schools get the opportunity to showcase their talent in a game like the 97th East-West Shrine…

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The UMass, UConn rivalry is about to go to the next level with Brown and Mora

January 24, 2022

UMass and UConn have been regional rivals for a long time. The two schools are separated by 49 miles. The rivalry goes back to their Yankee Conference days when they played at the FCS level. Both schools eventually made the jump to the FBS level. UConn has had some success since making the move up. They have played in six bowl games including the 2011 Fiesta Bowl. The program however…

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UConn: Huskies pick up a big commitment from 3-Star quarterback Zion Turner

January 20, 2022

Jim Mora Jr. picked up a big commitment on Wednesday when St. Thomas Aquinas (Fla) quarterback Zion Turner committed to UConn. COMMITTED🐺 pic.twitter.com/iU9n5CeZQP — Zion Turner (@_ZionTurner) January 19, 2022 Turner is a three star recruit who led STA to three state titles in four years. He is 6-2 185 and is a dynamic athlete who can make plays as a runner and as a passer. Landing Turner was big…

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UConn: Huskies land former Penn State four star recruit Ta’Quon Roberson in the transfer portal

December 31, 2021

UConn got a big commitment on Tuesday when former Penn State quarterback Ta’Quan Roberson announced he is transferring to the school. Roberson, a four star recruit out of Wayne DePaul Catholic in New Jersey is a redshirt sophomore and has three years of eligibility left. He is undersized at 5-11 197 but Roberson is a good athlete and could be a good fit in offensive coordinator Nick Charlton’s system. Roberson…

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UConn: Huskies add talent and size with the 2022 class

December 16, 2021

New UConn Head Football Coach Jim Mora was thrilled with the class that he and his staff brought in on Wednesday. Mora was pretty excited about his time in Storrs thus far and the 12 member recruiting class that was brought in. “It’s just been amazing,” Mora said. “It’s been awesome. Every single second of it. There’s a tremendous amount of pride in this state for football. That has been…

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UConn: Jim Mora makes a home run hire in Nick Charlton

December 9, 2021

UConn coach Jim Mora Jr has been around the game of football his entire life so he knows a good coach when he sees one. It is why he hired former Maine coach and Salem, Massachusetts native Nick Charlton as his offensive coordinator on December 1st. Charlton was the head coach at Maine for three seasons compiling a record of 14-13 overall record, including 6-5 in 2021. The 32 year…

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UConn: The Huskies go outside the box in hiring Jim Mora

November 11, 2021

Image courtesy of UConn Athletics The Connecticut football program has a new head football coach and it is someone with hardly any ties or the region. UConn has hired 59 year old Jim Mora Jr as the program’s new head football coach. Mora has been out of football since being fired by UCLA in 2017. The hiring is a surprise on many levels. Mora has been out of coaching for…

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UMass preview: UConn (0-6) vs. UMass (0-5)

October 9, 2021

PHOTO: UMASS ALUMNI LINE: UConn -3 (O/U 57) UConn -160 money line, UMass +140 Money line THREE OFFENSIVE KEYS FOR UMass 1. Let Merriweather go to work: UConn enters this game giving up 212.5 yards per game on the ground. If The Minutemen want to still try and take some things off of Brady Olson’s plate for now, let Ellis Merriweather do his thing. UMass is only averaging 84.6 YPG…

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UConn v. UMass: Despite current state of both programs, there is quite a bit of tradition behind this rivalry

October 8, 2021

PHOTO: TheUConnBlog/Wikipedia While the rest of the country may not be taking the UConn-UMass matchup on Saturday seriously, there are plenty of people who will be. Not just because one team will get its first win of the season and not just because there has been quite a bit of chatter the last few days from both presidents regarding the state of their respective programs, changes will undoubtedly be coming…

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