>>“He’s incorporated a lot of things that [SMU head coach Sonny] Dykes has done in his past, but there’s still obviously some stuff there [that’s similar],” said Crocker, who said he still talks frequently with Lashlee. “He’s got some talent, he’s got some skill in the perimeter, the running back is very, very good. He’s got a lot of tools to work with there.”<<
>>Making matters even more difficult, Crocker said, will be Lashlee’s fondness for deception and trickery. “The picture changes quite a bit,” Crocker said. “There’s some B.S. there. There are some gimmicks. He’s probably run three trick plays a game this season, and I’m sure he’s got something. Probably that flea-flicker he got us on in the spring game two years ago.”<<
I'll be attending my first game of the year tomorrow with my Father. Anybody else going to be there? Fresh back from Florida after 6 years. I'll be the guy bundled up with 3 jackets and 3 pairs of pants on.
>>Depth to be tested: Darrian Beavers, Eli Thomas and Kevon Jones were listed as UConn’s starting linebackers when the season began. Beavers is the only one who will play on Saturday, but he has been moved to defensive end. Thomas is back in Elmira, N.Y., recovering from a stroke while UConn coach Randy Edsall made the decision not to play Jones for the final three games so he can focus on academics. Redshirt freshman T.J. Gardner has seen action on special teams, but he has a chance to see some snaps at linebacker. It wouldn’t be surprising if Husky backs Marshé Terry and Ian Swenson help out there as well.<<
>>In eight games against FBS competition, opponents have scored 58 times on offense. Not only has UConn responded with just 11 scoring drives, but the average drive after the defense gave up either a touchdown or field goal is just 2:40. Just eight of those drives lasted more than four minutes resulting in a shell-shocked UConn defense needing to go right back to work. It wasn’t hard to predict how that next drive would end. Invariably, UConn’s drive would end with a punt and the opponent’s would be concluded with an extra-point attempt.<<