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Hartford Courant Sep 13, 2017

No Longer A QB, But Donovan Williams Still Making Impressive Calls

During a week when he returns to his home state, when family and friends are crossing Virginia to see him play, Donovan Williams could have moaned about blocking on special teams instead of throwing touchdown passes. He did not. At a moment when he had a chance to burn holes in what certainly appears...
Hartford Courant Sep 12, 2017

UConn's Edsall Says Huskies Made Best Use Of Unexpected Week Off

UConn football coach Randy Edsall held his weekly press conference Tuesday at the Burton Family Football Complex, addressing UConn's unexpected week off and its upcoming game Saturday at Virginia. "Playing an ACC team presents a really good challenge for our guys, and one I know they're really...
Hartford Courant Sep 11, 2017

Point Guard James Akinjo Coming To UConn

UConn has its point guard for the future. James Akinjo, who became one of the hottest recruits of the summer, announced Monday he will be joining the Huskies next season."I said to him, 'you're going to make one of these trips and it's just going to feel right,'" said Bill Mellis, who coaches Akinjo...
Hartford Courant Sep 9, 2017

With Disruption In Schedule, UConn Won't Be Back At Rent Until Oct. 6

Right around noon Saturday, the time originally set for UConn to play its American Athletic Conference opener against South Florida at Rentschler Field, the Huskies wrapped up a two-hour practice on campus.All UConn could do this weekend was work on its own, another few days out of the public eye,...
Hartford Courant Sep 7, 2017

UConn's Randy Edsall Says Huskies Ready To Go For USF Saturday

UConn coach Randy Edsall held a teleconference Thursday afternoon, two days before the Huskies open American Athletic Conference play against No. 21 South Florida. "We're good to go," Edsall said. "I thought we finished up the week in a good fashion. Now we're ready to go play a game."The game...
Hartford Courant Sep 7, 2017

AAC Power Ratings: UConn Debuts In 11th; USF, Navy Are 1-2

The UConn football team debuted as No. 11 in the first weekly American Athletic Conference power rankings, compiled by votes from media members in each of the conference's markets. The Huskies' opponent this week, South Florida, topped the poll. Only East Carolina finished below UConn. 1. South...
Hartford Courant Sep 7, 2017

UConn Football Insider Podcast: Recapping Holy Cross Win, Previewing USF

Courant sports columnist Jeff Jacobs joins football beat reporter Mike Anthony in studio for the latest episode of the UConn Insider podcast. Jacobs and Anthony break down the Huskies' comeback win over Holy Cross and the decision to stick with Bryant Shirreffs at quarterback. They discuss the...
Hartford Courant Sep 6, 2017

Jeff Jacobs: Old Man Shirreffs A Tough Guy To Knock Out

When it was over late on an October Saturday night in Tampa, after South Florida had rallied to overwhelm UConn 42-27, Bryant Shirreffs was escorted through the hallway at Raymond James Stadium. Escorted might not quite be the right word. Shirreffs was walked out to the team bus the way a prizefighter...
Hartford Courant Sep 5, 2017

It's Official: Ollie Welcomes Sidney Wilson To UConn Family; Roster Complete

UConn confirmed the previously reported story that Sidney Wilson will be joining the men's basketball program. Here is the press release the school sent out Tuesday. Check back for updates.Talented New York City Wing Completes Huskies' RosterSTORRS, Conn. – Sidney Wilson, a consensus Top 75 recruit...
Hartford Courant Sep 5, 2017

Shirreffs To Start At QB For UConn Vs. South Florida

STORRS — Bryant Shirreffs will be UConn's starting quarterback Saturday against South Florida in the American Athletic Conference opener, according to a depth chart released before coach Randy Edsall's weekly press conference Tuesday at the Burton Family Football Complex. Shirreffs, a senior who...
Hartford Courant Sep 5, 2017

Bryant Shirreffs To Start For UConn Football Saturday Against South Florida

Bryant Shirreffs will be UConn's starting quarterback Saturday against South Florida in the American Athletic Conference opener, according to a depth chart released before coach Randy Edsall's weekly press conference Tuesday at the Burton Family Football Complex. Shirreffs, a senior who started...
Hartford Courant Sep 1, 2017

Quick Snaps: Breaking Down UConn's Narrow Victory Over Holy Cross

A point-by-point analysis of UConn's 27-20 come-from-behind victory Thursday over Holy Cross in the season opener at Rentschler Field. Game balls: Edsall awarded them to Nate Hopkins (offense), Luke Carrezola (defense) and Brett Graham (special teams). Hopkins had 130 yards and three touchdowns...
Hartford Courant Sep 1, 2017

UConn Football The Day After: Shirreffs, Hopkins Step Up On Field, Fatukasi Off Field

Bryant Shirreffs, the fifth-year senior and the starter for much of the previous two seasons, came on in relief of David Pindell in the third quarter with UConn trailing Holy Cross by 13 and engineered a 20-point swing that led to UConn's 27-20 victory Thursday night at Rentschler Field. Shirreffs...
Hartford Courant Sep 1, 2017

Jeff Jacobs: Shirreffs Leads Huskies' Unremarkable #REturn

The hashtag has been everywhere on Twitter. #REstorred. UConn has used it on its accounts. So have many UConn fans. The term, sparked by Randy Edsall's return to Storrs, has reflected the sense of optimism in the Huskies' football program. As the Huskies trailed by 13 points in the second half...
Hartford Courant Aug 31, 2017

UConn Wrap

Strong Debut Nate Hopkins rushed for 130 yards, 115 in the second half, on 20 carries and became the first player to reach 100 yards in his UConn debut since Lyle McCombs in 2011. QB ComparisonDavid Pindell was 19 of 28 for 154 yards, no touchdowns and no interceptions. Bryant Shirreffs replaced...

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