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  1. UConnDan97

    Work Hard And Win

    I'm watching a movie with the kids about dogs in Alaska, and they asked me what the dogs were doing on the sleds. I let them know that the dogs were working hard. They were winning. That's what Huskies do. 2020 has been tough, my fellow Huskies. But work hard. Work hard and win. That's what we...
  2. UConnDan97

    Boneyard Etiquette for Recruits

    Hey Boneyarders, I have zero authority here, but can we as a community agree to a simple rule regarding recruits? If you see a thread specifically dedicated to welcoming a recruit to UConn, can you keep from posting negative commentary about that person? Every recruit that commits to UConn...
  3. UConnDan97

    Coaching Christmas Wishlist

    It's clear to me that the tides have turned for the majority of the fanbase, so why not start a coaching wishlist thread? I don't have a specific one in mind, but I'm thinking that the criteria should include someone who has some familiarity with northeast recruiting and a willingness to coach...
  4. UConnDan97

    So What's Next?

    What a rough ending to a rough year. To a rough decade. To a rough conference tenure that pushed us down rather than lift us up. So what's next? The independent schedule looks promising. But who's captaining this ship next year? Do folks think we'll have the same coach or a new one? And if...
  5. UConnDan97

    Overmatched, But...

    ... but it looked like football for large stretches of the game. The future looks bright for many of our guys. Mensah, Coyle, etc. We'll need our QBs to grow, no doubt about it. But there's growth in the youngsters and I think that next year will look quite a bit more positive than this year...
  6. UConnDan97

    Good Feelings Again

    Scored a bunch of points. Beat an FBS team by multiple touchdowns. Have a good taste in our mouths again. On the back of the 2020 scheduling news, it finally feels like hope again...
  7. UConnDan97

    The Situation

    So here are my thoughts on the situation. Do I want to smack Edsall across the face for the dumb, conservative decisions he constantly makes during games where he clearly knows we are the underdog and we need to take chances? Absolutely! I mean, I really want to haul off on him! Do I think...
  8. UConnDan97

    UUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!

    UUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!! Because U gotta believe that we're gonna shock the Hoosiers today...
  9. UConnDan97

    Rallying Cry

    I've never been one to run from a fight, or to run from the long odds. Am I pissed that they're handing out for free that which I've already paid for? Truthfully, yes. But now what? '97 isn't going gently into that good night. No. Hell to the no! So my 2 person squad has become a 4 person...
  10. UConnDan97

    Well...

    We had more than double their yards. We had more than double their first downs. The opponent only converted on 1 third down all game. We had a running back go for 144 and another running back just shy of 100. And we beat the FCS team by....3. Freakin' 3. The kids looked like they got better...
  11. UConnDan97

    The Bright Side

    After having thought about the news from the last 24 hours, I've come to the conclusion that so long as certain caveats are met, this move could be a positive thing not just for all the olympic sports but for football as well. Here's the thought process around the news: 1) We got paid 25...
  12. UConnDan97

    Jalen Adams

    Jalen Adams. A lot of folks have killed him on the board over the last couple of years. Whether it's how streaky his game is, or his smiling while we're losing, or seeming lack of energy during important moments. One thing I can say is this: without Jalen, i'm not convinced this team wins more...
  13. UConnDan97

    Complete Frustration

    That is the sum of this season. Complete frustration. Hats off to those fans who came out tonight and finished the season strong. The defense fell apart early and often, as they always do. Let's hope we have the best offseason strength training system in the world, because all the hope has...
  14. UConnDan97

    Positive Path Forward

    I would say that you folks don't have any idea how hard it is to muster up any optimistic view going forward after last night, but the folks left here talking UConn football at this point are an extremely resilient bunch. Kudos to us all. Here's what I've got: get the win against URI...
  15. UConnDan97

    The Future Is Bright

    The youngsters are growing up, folks. There's a lot to be excited about, with players like Whaley, Carlton, Vital, and others. They are learning to play together and they are getting better. The growth is there. The improvement is there. And the future is bright. Pride. Heart. UConn. (If...
  16. UConnDan97

    Pre-Tulsa Positives

    I'll preface this by saying I know we lost, so that I don't have to deal with posts telling me that already. There were some definite positives that I saw today that I hope will continue to gain steam into the Tulsa game and beyond: 1) Crowd - 15,600 strong even with the snow that was falling...
  17. UConnDan97

    Starting Five

    At this point in the season, we are 7-5 with a few days off before the matchup with Wichita State. Without using the names Gilbert or Wilson, using active players on our current roster, who would you like to see as your starting 5? I'll wait to hear from a few folks before I post my list...
  18. UConnDan97

    UCONN - BC Game Thread

    I figured I'd start one up, so close to game time. Let's get em, dogs!!!
  19. UConnDan97

    Four Milestones

    There are still four milestones left to achieve for this team this year, although after tonight, none seem even remotely plausible. Still, I'll list them anyways. 1) Beat a ranked team - USF may not be ranked after their loss, but if they are, we get two chances to do with them and UCF. 2)...
  20. UConnDan97

    UUUUUUUUUUUUU!

    ...because @Wordbomar needs a QB to set him up for the touchdown letters...
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    Props to Huskymedic

    I pride myself as an "uber-Husky". The type of person that follows all of the university's sports teams and someone that truly bleeds national flag blue. Having said that; no matter what sport I'm thinking of, no matter what thread I find myself a part of, I always find @huskymedic there to...
  22. UConnDan97

    Game Ball to the Defense

    What a response today from the fellas on the defensive side of the ball. Two turnovers, a touchdown, stops on 3rd down, and a much much better performance than what we've seen all year. They won this game for us and my hat's off to those guys. Are they still too far off the receivers for my...
  23. UConnDan97

    UUUUUUUUU

    ...because U go down to Virginia, U punch someone in $@king mouth, and U come back home undefeated... :cool:
  24. UConnDan97

    A Man of My Word

    I want to let Athletic Director Dave Benedict know that I am a man of my word. I had pleaded on the Boneyard many times that if he was strong enough to run Diaco out of town that I would up my ante. He held up his end of the bargain. Today, I have held up my end of the bargain as well. No...
  25. UConnDan97

    Pride. Heart. UConn.

    Playing 5 on 8 was too much tonight. But for a team that had just about everything go wrong for them this year, they found a way to make a nice chunk of "right" toward the end of the season including the tourney. And the future looks very bright. Pride. Heart. UCONN!
  26. UConnDan97

    UCONN vs Houston Game Thread

    This is the first bball thread I have ever set up. If we lose, it will be the last. Let's get em, dogs!!!
  27. UConnDan97

    UConn Staff Crushing It

    So by my count, the new staff has collected 8 verbal commitments (out of 17 currently). From the Rivals board, what do we notice: 1) All 8 of the recruits are rated 5.4 RR or higher (5.4 = highest 2 star, 5.5 = 3 star). Nothing lower. 2) Of the 8 recruits, 4 are 3 star rated. 3) We've...
  28. UConnDan97

    Pride. Heart. Uconn.

    Six men working their tails off (7...I see you, Noyes!). Playing the vast majority of the game, knowing there will be no reprieve. Nobody is coming off that bench to save you. And they are showing all the heart and all the pride that we've come to expect and respect at UCONN. Some might say...
  29. UConnDan97

    Good Performance Tonight

    Overall good performance tonight, especially fighting through adversity. Hopefully this will get the ball rolling again, especially for players like Vital and Purvis. And hopefully we'll get some bodies healthy again soon...
  30. UConnDan97

    UCF Game Thread

    I didn't see a thread at up yet. Great start by the fellas! Let's get em...
  31. UConnDan97

    Core Coaching Staff Must Be Set

    I know, I know...another friggin thread! I just wanted to add that it sounds like Edsall's core coaching staff must already be set. Reports are coming out that the entire existing coaching staff has been relieved of their duties. That's good news in my opinion, because we can pick up on the...
  32. UConnDan97

    UConn All-Time Coaching Staff

    Just for a little off-season fun (Jesus, it's December 4 and we are already in the off-season), I thought it would be cool to see what our favorite all-time coaching staff at UConn would be that we could put together. This idea came to me from reading all of the "please give us Moorhead / Weist...
  33. UConnDan97

    What Diaco Changes Would Bring You Back?

    Alright. Now that the Verducci news is in, there is a 99.99% chance that Diaco is staying. I can't even fathom how I'm going to muster up any hope for 2017, so I figured I'd try this thread. Because the Boneyard is famous for its uplifting messages. :confused: So here's what I think I need to...
  34. UConnDan97

    Shortening the Bench

    I've always felt that the good teams had about 8 guys that they had solidly in their rotation. What we saw early this year is that we had about 10 or 11, with many of them being young. Roles don't get established. Leaders don't develop. What we saw in the second half was a shortening of the...
  35. UConnDan97

    UCONN Double Champs Today

    For those who are interested here, UCONN won two different championships today. The women's soccer team just won the AAC championship over SMU on ESPN just now. The field hockey team won the Big East tourney over Liberty earlier today. Congrats to both teams on a great season so far, and good...
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