UConn Should Install the Triple Option

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Then explain how many blue chip national BB programs have routinely come into CT and plucked some of the greatest college BB talent in the country away from the Constitution State, including programs as far away as UCLA.

You also fail to mention that Temple isn't exactly the top destination in PA for in-state football recruits. They've got Penn State and Pitt scarfing up a lot of the best recruits, plus (heaven forbid!) there are many other schools from many other states, some very far away, that can read a map and find PA on it, including UCONN!
Straw-man argument. Being located in a good recruiting area matters. A lot. Doesn't mean you get every player in your backyard, doesn't mean you can't get players in other places. But it matters a lot. Basketball vs. football recruiting is apples and oranges.
 

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Straw-man argument. Being located in a good recruiting area matters. A lot. Doesn't mean you get every player in your backyard, doesn't mean you can't get players in other places. But it matters a lot. Basketball vs. football recruiting is apples and oranges.
OK, then explain how Temple was so awful for so many decades if it's so easy to recruit in PA.

You people are like a continuous excuse machine. UCONN can't win because it can't recruit. UCONN can't win in the AAC. UCONN has to run the triple option because it can't recruit. One excuse after another. It must be miserable for you to root for teams that have zero chance because they can't do anything right.
 
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OK, then explain how Temple was so awful for so many decades if it's so easy to recruit in PA.

You people are like a continuous excuse machine. UCONN can't win because we can't recruit. UCONN can't win in the AAC. UCONN has to run the triple option because it can't recruit. One excuse after another. It must be miserable for you to root for teams that have zero chance because they can't do anything right.
Don’t you root for UConn? You know it’s miserable!

That’s why they should do something right and install the option
 
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OK, then explain how Temple was so awful for so many decades if it's so easy to recruit in PA.

You people are like a continuous excuse machine. UCONN can't win because it can't recruit. UCONN can't win in the AAC. UCONN has to run the triple option because it can't recruit. One excuse after another. It must be miserable for you to root for teams that have zero chance because they can't do anything right.
It has been pretty miserable and we haven't done much right.

Our recruiting location is a major disadvantage. Doesn't mean it can't be overcome. We were successful in the Big East with low ranked recruiting classes. But it makes a big difference
 

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Don’t you root for UConn? You know it’s miserable!

That’s why they should do something right and install the option
No, because unlike you, I do believe we can do the same thing Temple has done. It has nothing to do with recruiting. It has to do with investing in the program. Since our last season in a BCS league, the UCONN administration has treated football like an ugly, red-headed stepchild. All Temple did was make good coaching hires and invest in making their program better. They did it. UCONN could do it too with the right commitment to the sport. It makes no difference whether we're in CT or Alaska.
 
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No, because unlike you, I do believe we can do the same thing Temple has done. It has nothing to do with recruiting. It has to do with investing in the program. Since our last season in a BCS league, the UCONN administration has treated football like an ugly, red-headed stepchild. All Temple did was make good coaching hires and invest in making their program better. They did it. UCONN could do it too with the right commitment to the sport. It makes no difference whether we're in CT or Alaska.
What exactly has Temple done that so amazes you?

I believe we can be more than Temple if we are independent and instal the triple option
 
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It’s no coincidence you’ve seen Navy’s productivity drop each year they’ve been in conference. It’s much easier to be effective when teams don’t play against it every year.
Yep, the key to it is having speed to the edge on defense. Once you've seen it, unless you are physically over matched on defense it's not terribly difficult to defend. Team's make the error of jumping it to much when they don't see it, but once you're used to it the downside is basically no passing game. The other side is it leads to a lot of injuries typically. Lot of low blocking and guys get hurt on both sides.
 
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It’s no coincidence you’ve seen Navy’s productivity drop each year they’ve been in conference. It’s much easier to be effective when teams don’t play against it every year.
Any change of heart now that we aren’t in a conference?
 
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Do you believe that there is a coach out there who will be able to recruit to UConn at the level needed to compete toe to toe with the big boys both in and out of the conference?
Put a decent schedule together and we can recruit just fine. Play URI, Maine, Wagner, Kent State, Miami of Ohio, Central Connecticut and put the key in the door.
 
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Put a decent schedule together and we can recruit just fine. Play URI, Maine, Wagner, Kent State, Miami of Ohio, Central Connecticut and put the key in the door.
I feel like Edsall’s old recruiting pitch has the potential to work better as independent (especially if we play these schools consistently): “hey BC and Syracuse didn’t think you were good enough for them. Come here and we’ll beat them.”

As opposed to: “hey BC and Syracuse didn’t think you were good enough for them. Come here and we’ll beat Tulsa”
 

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Why does the triple option have to be all or none? We don't have the qb to run it right now, but sure, it could be one of our looks. Run some triple option, run some read option, Don't see why we can't put all the defenders in the box with one look and spread 'em out with the next.

We would be harder to prep for if opponents knew they were going to get 25% triple option. Then again, just about anything would be harder to prep for than who we've been the past few years...
 

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Why does the triple option have to be all or none? We don't have the qb to run it right now, but sure, it could be one of our looks. Run some triple option, run some read option, Don't see why we can't put all the defenders in the box with one look and spread 'em out with the next.

We would be harder to prep for if opponents knew they were going to get 25% triple option. Then again, just about anything would be harder to prep for than who we've been the past few years...
This is a fair take. Especially with Pindell last year, if we worked in some late outside pitches it would have kept defenders honest and caught them off guard from time to time because he commanded so much attention. A lot of teams who are not your classic “triple option” teams run that look.
 
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Why does the triple option have to be all or none? We don't have the qb to run it right now, but sure, it could be one of our looks. Run some triple option, run some read option, Don't see why we can't put all the defenders in the box with one look and spread 'em out with the next.

We would be harder to prep for if opponents knew they were going to get 25% triple option. Then again, just about anything would be harder to prep for than who we've been the past few years...
It’s a good question, but the reason triple option teams tend to be all or nothing is because you are recruiting highly specialized players to run it - usually from high schools that run it.

For instance, the o-linemen you recruit need to be much smaller-but quicker and more athletic-than a standard offensive line recruit, which makes it harder for them to protect in a standard formation
 
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We have been running the "the triple option" for the past few years.
option 1: tackle the running back for a loss
option 2: sack the quarterback for a loss
option 3: turn the ball over
I think Kevin Mensa ran for over a 1000 yards last year. I also think David Pindell ran for a ton of years as well as some great passing. Im sorry you were probably to buzzed to notice but maybe this year you can sober up
 
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I feel like Edsall’s old recruiting pitch has the potential to work better as independent (especially if we play these schools consistently): “hey BC and Syracuse didn’t think you were good enough for them. Come here and we’ll beat them.”

As opposed to: “hey BC and Syracuse didn’t think you were good enough for them. Come here and we’ll beat Tulsa”
You got a point.
 
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No.

Power FB is fine. Gimmick FB is not.
Man, this hurts me to say as Georgia fan, but go watch clips from the 2014 Georgia Tech season and tell me that wouldn’t be fun as hell to to see at Rentschler on a weekly basis
 

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No to the Veer is stinks as we ran in high school and ran the triple option before that. The offenses are 1950's and you don't get recruits running it.

Wide open won't work either because of our weather. I think pro style with quicker passing and counter runs. Mix it up and keep the defense on their toes.
 

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This could not have been written by 'guapo.' Sounds more like guano.
 
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