Nothing to lose. It's probably the lowest risk hire UCONN could make at this point as it seems to work everywhere it goes.Ok I’m sold. What the hell do we have to lose?
Great points. Plus from a fan perspective it’s reduces the interminable TV timeouts and clock stoppages after incomplete passes.Nothing to lose. It's probably the lowest risk hire UCONN could make at this point as it seems to work everywhere it goes.
To recap why its a fit for UCONN:
1) It plays to our recruiting level in that you don't need the best offensive recruits to make it work. For example we would be going after QB's deemed not good enough to run a regular passing offense, fullbacks, block first WR's..etc.
2) It's a ball control offense that keeps our defense off the field and wears out the opposing D, which again plays to our recruiting level on defense. Defensive recruiting could improve if the program starts putting up winning seasons. I also think going up against the triple option every day in practice makes defenses tougher, more disciplined, and better tacklers.
3) It would give us an advantage when the weather turns cold and windy. Perfect for a northeast program.
4) It would give UCONN a unique identity that is sorely needed. Now that GA Tech has dropped it we would be the only non-academy FBS team running it. BTW GA Tech made a bowl game 9 out of 11 years under Paul Johnson. GA Tech dropped the triple option because they decided they could never win a championship with it, which may be true but UCONN isn't in the P5 so we don't have to worry about football championships. (perfect fit)
We could be the new Georgia Tech which is a heck of alot better than our current situation.
This is the last year of UConn football
So your argument against UCONN having the triple option is we would have a hard time beating teams in the top 10? LOL! I'm looking forward to the day we can beat a team in the top 60.Yeah but how does the Triple option stack up against stout defenses. I'm pretty sure anyone in the top 10 would steam roll Navy. It's a niche offense that only works if you are extremely disciplined and can't recruit players to a system everyone else runs