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- Aug 24, 2011
Has anyone really blamed the AAC? It is a bad fit for us but bad hires got us to where we are now.
You can make a better argument that the AAC hurt basketball. They played against no one cared about and travel is more of a bitch for basketball. Certainly not the main reason for current problems though, in either sport.
didn’t have play who he did. Other options that better suited the talent on the team but they knew better because they came from the NFL. Defense was was great though.This post is right on the money in every aspect. Biggest culpability: UConn could have solved a lot of their current headaches by fielding competitive - winning - teams. And for that they needed to be able to recruit better. Should have seen this coming when HCRE left and PP had to resort to starting a walk on at QB.
Pasqualoni was behind the curve in college football dating back to his Syracuse days. He just continued where he left off at UConn. Technically he may be a good coach but he wasn’t fit to run a program and be what we needed.Pasqualoni's biggest problem. Was that he refused to accept that Deleone's coaching wasn't a fit for UCONN and he kept trying to force that square peg in a round hole. PP recruited relatively well and had one of the best DCs in UCONN's history. His fate was sealed long before Deleone was relieved of his play calling duties because of it though.
Diaco was an unmitigated disaster. Couldn't recruit well and had quite possibly the worst offensive we've ever seen.
Edsall so far has shown nothing but he is clueless and is living off of couple of really good seasons and a mediocrity for the rest. Giufre is a problem that either needs to be fired or demoted. Hopefully the former. If Edsall is given next year the leash better be real short. If there is 0 improvement within the first 3 games, edsall needs to be kicked to the curb and we need to start looking at young coaches at the FCS or DII level.
I'm no PP apologist, but I think if he hired any OC other then Deleone he would have had way more success. I admire his loyalty to his friend, but Deleone was the sole reason PP failed.Pasqualoni was behind the curve in college football dating back to his Syracuse days. He just continued where he left off at UConn. Technically he may be a good coach but he wasn’t fit to run a program and be what we needed.
ESPN delegating us to ESPN plus was the kicker, especially since they were taking away our NYC presence by getting rid of ESPN away SNY. Add to that the fact that we are much better financially on a net basis in the Big East rather than the American and our moving to the new Big East was an inevitability. This has really nothing to do with what one group of fans or another wanted. Instead it has everything to do with the numbers.Basketball fans and AD Dave, otherwise we would have stayed put.
Your spot on - money trumps all other issuesESPN delegating us to ESPN plus was the kicker, especially since they were taking away our NYC presents by getting rid of ESPN away SNY. Add to that the fact that we are much better financially on a net basis in the Big East rather than the American and are moving to the new Big East was an inevitability. This has really nothing to do with Web one group of fans or another wanted. Instead it has everything to do with the numbers.
silly. What does more $ & revenue get you?We had a chance to big the big dogs in a smaller conference. We had bigger revenue, bigger resources and everything except a fertile football recruiting territory. This could have been addressed by hiring people that can actually recruit.
It wasn’t a golden opportunity but it was a legit chance to make Lemonade.
You just hit the target and then you rationalized.Louisville took our spot. Louisville was willing to do things to get into the ACC that we were not, and they got the last spot. Herbst and Warde blew it, and everything else anyone did doesn't really matter. Louisville is an academic wasteland and one of the dirtiest programs in college athletics, and we should have never lost out to them.
Unfortunately that's the key... were.We were absolutely P5 worthy. Better facilities than BC and Syracuse. BC didn't want us in the club. DeFillipo said as much.
You are delusional.silly. What does more $ & revenue get you?
This could be a solid Program - we know that. But We are a “Development “ program. And the only proviso is that the Transfer market vastly changed the game. The fact that we had $80m playing a University with $40m revenue AD. Better coach? Would we have hired Ruhle or Collins or Carey? And EACH of those has a better base & construct to start.
so go ahead & whine. We need to be thrilled with the possibility that UCONN hoop can climb into MM & see solid star players. Football will take time regardless of conference.
One small point: by the time the Bahamas rolled around the cake was baked. Preparing the ground occurred long before.They had an aggressive AD who lobbied the ACC south vigorously while ours was buffeting in the Bahamas. BC was against us from the beginning and ESPN was also no help.
There is no move. Conference Realignment ended years ago when it came to additions. The next moves are about CONTRACTION. The Big 12 debacle proved it and the ESPN contracts re validated it.Unfortunately that's the key... were.
The athletic program as it stands now, thanks to football, the basketball downturn and the media narrative about the financial condition of the athletic department is a long ways off. Regardless of the caliber of facilities.. regardless of the willingness to spend at a P5 level, the narratives around the school and it's programs have been extremely negative for a very long time.. and that's bad if you need to make a move. Perhaps the conference alignment change and Hurley can start to correct that.
Jacobs just took advantage of his platform to remind everyone that football stinks and continue the slow burn to try and get the football program killed.
Theres some notion ... we just need a BETTER recruiter. A BETTER SalesmanYou are delusional.
we have one of the worst programs in college football.
it shouldn’t be that bad and it is UConn’s fault. That is it.
Temple was worse than we are now and they have been better than UConn for years.
there is no such thing as a Fifty year plan which is what you goobers seem to be proposing.