To me, and to everyone, it should have been the ARMY game. That was it. For all to see.
- UConn had finally established some progress under Diaco...close loss at ECU...win over UCF the previous 2 weeks.
- listening to Diaco in his radio show prior to Army, I was rather in shock. He was talking up Army so hard you would have thought UConn was playing Alabama that week. If UConn had any confidence built up from the last 2 weeks, I thought to myself it's gone if Diaco is psyching them and himself out talking up Army like this. We either had a BSer or a guy afraid of success. UConn goes down to play a bad Army team with several thousand UConn fans there in essentially our bowl game and falls down 21-0. Diaco than threw the team under bus with the " I inherited a mess" spin.
When people talk about the lack of progress this year they forget...we WE'RE making progress. But the coach, that week, took it all and blew it up. The team was an absolute mess starting that week.