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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College: Recapping Week 1 in New England College Football

September 6, 2021

Image courtesy of WPRI 12 The Rams offense was impressive in a week one win over Bryant. Week one is in the books in college football. 12 of the 15 division one programs played this weekend and several made a great first impression. Here are my thoughts. 1. Merrimack struggled early on with St. Anselm’s, an old NE-10 foe but pulled away in the second half winning 55-23. Quarterback Westin…

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UConn: Randy Edsall announces he is retiring at the end of the season

September 5, 2021

Photo courtesy of (AP/Phelan M. Ebenhack) In a stunning announcement, UConn Head Coach Randy Edsall has announced he is retiring at the end of the season. Edsall made the announcement this afternoon. The news is surprising given how early in the season it is but in reality, it is not all that surprising. Edsall has had a hard time turning the program around since returning to Storrs in 2017. In…

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