Monday Links: Huskies' future gets even fuzzier

Zach Frazer is feeling a bit fuzzy lately ... and linty.

Zach Frazer (above) is feeling a bit fuzzy lately ... and linty.

As if losing in unimpressive fashion wasn't enough.

UConn coach Randy Edsall said newly christened quarterback Zach Frazer was feeling "fuzzy" after Saturday's game. He stopped short of calling it a concussion, but it sure sounds like that's what he's got. What makes matters worse is the Notre Dame transfer suffered a concussion in training camp that kept him out a few weeks.

Welcome to the Cody Endres era.

Also, this is completely unrelated, but check out the new LSU linebacker in zebra stripes tackling Stephen Garcia. Amazing.

More on Fuzzy Frazer after the jump.

UPDATE: Big East links added (1:50 p.m.)


UConn

Football

  • Aside from the fuzzyness, Edsall also touched on some of what caused Tony Ciaravino's struggles Saturday. Also in the notebook: Apparently the Sunday press call got a bit heated when the subject of play-calling was brought up. Understandably, the reporters questioned the usage of the passing early in the game and its lack of ... well, anything. Predictably, Edsall fired back and defended his coaches/himself. More on how the debate actually played out on Connor's blog. Just an aside: UConn has thrown two passing touchdowns all year. Just saying.
  • Loved this quote from the CT Post's take: "We'll come out against Cincinnati and throw the ball every down," Edsall said Sunday. "How's that?" I thoroughly enjoy these little Edsall quips, and things.
  • The play-calling is taking some shots, but even when the running game and Donald Brown were clicking, the offense left a lot of points on the board in the first half.
  • Within this notebook there's mention to Edsall sending tape of the controversial pick play by Martin Bedard at the end of the game to the Big East to be reviewed. Silver also takes a shot at the play-calling in a column.
  • Lots from Rob Lunn's blog that I missed before, including: That, according to Lunn, there actually is a Rutgers-UConn rivarly; people should stop calling out the coaching staff; Lunn loves the movie "The Program" and Greg Schinao looks like Richard Kind. There's a reason this guy already has a job in journalism and I be somewhat unemployed in a few months.

Men's Basketball

Women's Basketball

  • More on the Samarie Walker signing. A little more on today's blog -- what time does Altavilla wake up? (this was up around 9 a.m.) -- including lessons learned from the Walker commitment and the new entry in the Elena Delle Donne saga.
  • This list of top recruits in their respective classes just makes you shake your head in disbelief: Tina Charles (2006), Maya Moore (2007) and Elena Delle Donne (2008), Walker (2010). This is why women's college basketball is as popular as it is.
  • Walker is from the same high school as former Husky Tamika Williams.

The Notrious B.O.B. couldve used the psychologist he brought his Bearcats team to in 05.

The Notrious B.O.B. could've used the psychologist he brought his Bearcats team to in '05.

Big East

Football

  • Weekly awards go to Matt Grothe, Rutgers duo.
  • Pitt OLB Greg Williams is finally getting a chance to showcase his speed with Adam Gunn out, and has impressed, especially in the Panthers' 42-21 win over Navy Saturday.
  • Defensive end Connor Barwin joined the Cincy basketball team on a whim when Armein Kirkland's injury in 2006 left the team short-handed. His journey from an unknown, Division III-bound recruit to a two-sport athlete who switched positions (he was a highly productive tight end) this year as a senior is quite interesting. Good read.
  • A live chat with USF beat writer Greg Auman from the St. Petersburg Times reveals some good info, including why the Bulls will continue to use 50 receivers in a rotation.
  • Hangover notes from Rutgers, including how Dom Natale could see more time as a pinch hitter in certain situations again. The organized, newspaper version here.
  • Remember when Syracuse supposedly took a step forward by playing West Virginia close? Yeah, not so much.

Basketball

  • Cincinnati brought in a psychologist to develop better chemistry. Apparently Bob Huggins did the same in 1999-00, when they were ranked No. 1 and, you know, good. Although, apparently Huggy didn't pay attention in that meeting.
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