TheRoundUp 8/31: Bring on September

With Eyes On Big House, Clean Things Up At Home - Courant.com
Jeff Jacobs takes a long look at the moral compass of UConn athletics, specifically the basketball program and its expected announcement of sanctions. Not for nothing, but he says this about the Majok situation: "I'd be lying if I said there weren't some whispers, but I'd be less than truthful if I didn't tell you a UConn source insists Majok's leaving on his own and it's not tied to any investigation."

Big East season predictions - College Football Nation Blog - ESPN
Pitt is picked to win, but UConn gets this consolation prize: "A strong season by UConn wouldn't surprise anyone who follows this blog or the Big East in general. Still, there are a lot of people who don't know much about the Huskies, and Randy Edsall's team could very well win the league's BCS bid for the first time. Remember that UConn gets West Virginia, Pitt and Cincinnati at home this season."

Final takes: Rich Rodriguez's last stand - Dr. Saturday - NCAAF  - Yahoo! Sports
At this point, you could fill a book with the petty barbs, divisions and mini-scandals surrounding Rich Rodriguez from the day he showed up in Ann Arbor in 2007 to reignite a decaying program. But the basic story of his tenure as it enters its third year hasn't changed: Nothing good has happened for Rodriguez or Michigan since he was hired. All news since December 2007 has been bad news.

Michigan football coach Rich Rodriguez talks quarterbacks, preparing for UConn and redshirting - AnnArbor.com
Michigan football coach Rich Rodriguez acknowledged Monday he has a definite idea who will start at quarterback for the Wolverines on Saturday against UConn. But during his first weekly press conference of the regular season, Rodriguez remained mysterious about just who would begin the game under center. One thing is clear: Tate Forcier, Denard Robinson and Devin Gardner all are in the mix.

Big East Notebook: Pitt Opens At Utah - Courant.com

College Football 2010: Seven Unranked Teams Who Could Crash BCS Party | Bleacher Report
UConn is another Big East team with the potential to surprise this season. The Huskies will get a good test of where they stand when they enter the Big House on Saturday to take on Michigan.

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