2017 UConn Spring Practice Updates

Discussion in 'UConn Football' started by huskymedic, Mar 18, 2017.

  1. coachcap

    coachcap

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2011
    Messages:
    3,229
    Likes Received:
    3,218
    Randy was preaching to the masses in ENGLISH. The former regime alienated the fan base with of of left field comments that insulted its intelligence. Just the idea that HCRE is out to find who the real football players are on his roster vs. practice posers is a breath of fresh air.
     
    KSC94, uconnbill, Husky83 and 3 others like this.
  2. freescooter

    freescooter

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2011
    Messages:
    7,500
    Likes Received:
    3,439
    Going way out on a limb here but if we lose a game I don't expect Randy will "thank our partners."
     
  3. SAMCRO

    SAMCRO

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2011
    Messages:
    4,882
    Likes Received:
    4,262
    this... a thousand times this. I regret that I have only one "like" to give.
     
  4. huskymedic

    huskymedic

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2011
    Messages:
    35,589
    Likes Received:
    49,565
  5. RSTuthill

    RSTuthill

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2016
    Messages:
    634
    Likes Received:
    534
    You are mixing your metaphors or coaches and situations here. Think we were at the shore for Towson. We do not do cable so the most we could have followed for the away games was radio. Only went to a couple of HCDisco's games until last year when I again bought season tickets (the pretty face and all the buzz words turned me off). The team had all those starters returning, the OL had greatly matured and had learned a lot, the whole team trajectory seemed upward, so the prospect was for a good competitive year. Then, right after I bought the tix at the blue-white game, I walked back into the stadium and slowly realized the 1's were playing the 2's. The anxiety level began to skyrocket right there, but I told myself that the coaches must know what they are doing. Calm down. Then the Maine game happened. You could tell after one quarter but I waited another quarter before I posted.
     
  6. Afroabe224

    Afroabe224

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2012
    Messages:
    385
    Likes Received:
    629
    I get it. You were trying to encapsulate the disappointment of beating Houston in late 2015 (Diaco had us on the uptick for a second) to running a decently talented team into the ground in 2016.
    I was speaking to the general tire fire of a program we have been since 2011 with some stretches of incredibly unwatchable football over those years.

    I usually don't put any stock into the spring game but I just want to see us look like a RE team again. That toughness alone should make us watchable again.
     
    uconnell likes this.
  7. RSTuthill

    RSTuthill

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2016
    Messages:
    634
    Likes Received:
    534
    I probably should have mentioned, we did have season tix for all three of the HCPP years the last with TJ at the helm during the second half of the season. It was the first two Disco years that we dropped them. Read him like a book and was very surprised when they went to a bowl. Just enough to trick me before they reverted to form.

    I think HCRE has forgotten more about coaching 0-3 star players than Disco ever knew. That is one of the reasons I am very cautiously optimistic that they could do better than 4-8.
     
  8. freescooter

    freescooter

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2011
    Messages:
    7,500
    Likes Received:
    3,439
    Edsall' real strengths in his first term were 1.identifying talent early and late (guys who were going to be overlooked until the last minute and guys who didn't blow up until late in the season after others had filled slots)
    2. Coaching up guys with physical ability but who were considered too raw for big programs.

    Best comment I ever read about Edsall teams was they were usually the better team but seldom had the best players.
     
    UConnNick, CL82, pspr11 and 2 others like this.
  9. huskymedic

    huskymedic

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2011
    Messages:
    35,589
    Likes Received:
    49,565
    CL82, Huskyforlife, bryanpv and 7 others like this.
  10. huskypantz

    huskypantz UConn - We Recycle

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2011
    Messages:
    3,941
    Likes Received:
    3,980
    Agreed on eye for talent and coaching kids up. From a playcalling perspective, there were very few headscratchers or (time) management issues. We had some issues with ST punt block, but we were often pretty dynamic on PR and KR. OTOH, I'd never use the word "creative" to describe anything HCREv1.0 oversaw.
     
    Go_Huskies likes this.
  11. ZOOCONN

    ZOOCONN the drive to win has to come from within

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2014
    Messages:
    672
    Likes Received:
    685

    this right here... i was so damn tired of the double speak and anecdotes. ENGLISH MOTHER EFFER! DO YOU SPEAK IT!?!?
     
  12. huskymedic

    huskymedic

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2011
    Messages:
    35,589
    Likes Received:
    49,565
  13. huskymedic

    huskymedic

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2011
    Messages:
    35,589
    Likes Received:
    49,565
  14. Uconnalliance

    Uconnalliance Deja Edsall all over again

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2012
    Messages:
    1,701
    Likes Received:
    847
    I can only imagine the chuckling goin on over those red pants
     
    RSTuthill likes this.
  15. RSTuthill

    RSTuthill

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2016
    Messages:
    634
    Likes Received:
    534
    Hope we are going back to khaki's and UConn blue on the sideline. I think that red was used so the TV cameras could find him, but nonetheless it was highly amusing. The sideline is not a golf course or a ski hill.
     
  16. huskymedic

    huskymedic

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2011
    Messages:
    35,589
    Likes Received:
    49,565
     
    CL82 likes this.
  17. huskymedic

    huskymedic

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2011
    Messages:
    35,589
    Likes Received:
    49,565
  18. HungryHuskies

    HungryHuskies

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2014
    Messages:
    303
    Likes Received:
    858


    Looks like a future QB coach...
     
  19. Chin Diesel

    Chin Diesel Power of Love

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2011
    Messages:
    13,638
    Likes Received:
    15,950
    So, no starting QB named yet?
     
  20. CTMike

    CTMike Vanilla Cake > Fish Cake

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2011
    Messages:
    8,409
    Likes Received:
    19,742
    And just like that, Mike Anthony reports that Chris Lee is no longer on the roster.
     
    KSC94, junglehusky, BNich and 4 others like this.
  21. huskymedic

    huskymedic

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2011
    Messages:
    35,589
    Likes Received:
    49,565
  22. huskymedic

    huskymedic

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2011
    Messages:
    35,589
    Likes Received:
    49,565
  23. huskymedic

    huskymedic

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2011
    Messages:
    35,589
    Likes Received:
    49,565
  24. huskymedic

    huskymedic

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2011
    Messages:
    35,589
    Likes Received:
    49,565
  25. huskymedic

    huskymedic

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2011
    Messages:
    35,589
    Likes Received:
    49,565