A successful 2021 UConn football season would be

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Just give me something that resembles a competent FBS-level football team and we'll go from there. Everything since 2016 has been unwatchable.
All the comments on this thread have been very good, but this might be the best one just because it puts everything so succinctly and to the point.
 
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Just give me something that resembles a competent FBS-level football team and we'll go from there. Everything since 2016 has been unwatchable.
and the unwatchable part is the big problem. That means less people attending games and watching games and has lead to less money. If UConn had a mix of 4 win-6 win seasons since 2015 without any blowouts, they would still be in the AAC. As it stands now at least, the AAC was too big time and to tough for UConn football.
 
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1) 4 wins +, and also being able to say at the end of the year 2) they didn’t suck, 3) they should be to be even better in the short term, and 4) the foundation is there so they are not going to suck again in the foreseeable long term
 
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I really only see 2 almost positive blowout losses on the schedule. That's UCF and Clemson. Purdue and Houston have the chance to be blowouts, but I think we can hang with them if the Oline gets some holes for the RBs.
 

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it's already a successful season cuz anytime in life that you can get up off of the canvass, walk away from a deadly car crash, or this,
then u win!
i ain't greedy, and i well recall the end of the world talk from, like yesterday.
 

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and the unwatchable part is the big problem. That means less people attending games and watching games and has lead to less money. If UConn had a mix of 4 win-6 win seasons since 2015 without any blowouts, they would still be in the AAC. As it stands now at least, the AAC was too big time and to tough for UConn football.
The move away from the AAC had everything to do with: men's basketball, men's basketball, women's basketball and then the crappy AAC contract that would have put both of those teams behind ESPN +. Oh, add in the savings of expenses - football wins and losses had nothing to do with the move. Had we won 7 games a year in the AAC, the outcome would have been the same.
 
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The move away from the AAC had everything to do with: men's basketball, men's basketball, women's basketball and then the crappy AAC contract that would have put both of those teams behind ESPN +. Oh, add in the savings of expenses - football wins and losses had nothing to do with the move. Had we won 7 games a year in the AAC, the outcome would have been the same.
When I think about it you are correct, hardcorehusky. I forgot about the lousy AAC contract, the paywall behind ESPN+, and the travel savings for all the other sports teams. If UConn had won 7 games a year in the AAC, UConn most likely would have made the move to the Big East anyways, but I think the administration would've had to think about it more if the PAWS were filled to capacity or close to it as moving on the ticket sales and from a bowl tie in with the conference would be a harder decision.
The point I should've made, but didn't, was regardless of moving to the Big East, AAC football is too tough of a conference for UConn football now. It's like playing video game at a high difficulty level of a 9 when you first get the game only to realize you need to lower the level to a 3 or 4. Going independent and having a softer schedule (with exception of Clemson) might be what the doctor ordered. I just think the fans need to see some semblance of winning regardless of who it's against.
 
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