TheRoundUp 10/7: UConn heads to West Virginia with plenty of doubts, questions

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UConn Football: Offense Has Been Struggling, Hope To Rebound Vs. West Virginia - Courant.com
During his career DeLeone, 63, has had offenses that have flourished, as evidenced by his time at Syracuse with some wonderfully talented players. The talent level is hardly the same, so he employed a new pro style system. It appears DeLeone's passing game is starting to show some signs of life.

UConn D braces for another air raid - Big East Blog - ESPN
In their 38-31 loss, UConn gave up 479 yards passing and allowed three receivers to hit 100 yards. West Virginia has the No. 6 pass offense in the country behind Geno Smith, who has thrown for nearly 2,000 yards already this season.

UConn's Pasqualoni trying to feel at ease, 'expected to have growing pains' - StamfordAdvocate
Fresh off its first BCS bowl in January, UConn is 2-3 heading into conference play on Saturday, where it likely will be an underdog in at least its next three games. The Huskies head to No. 16 West Virginia (4-1) on Saturday before hosting South Florida (4-1) and visiting Pittsburgh (3-2).

Role growing for UConn return man  - Sports - Charleston Daily Mail - West Virginia News and Sports -
Already this season WVU has allowed returns of 30, 30, 32, 33, 36, 72 and 99 yards. The only team that hasn't had a 30-yard return against the Mountaineers is Maryland, which had two 29-yard returns.

The Day - McCombs learning on the job | News from southeastern Connecticut
Running, cutting, catching, finding holes and making defenders miss all come naturally to running backs. What doesn't all the time is blitz coverage, something that takes film study and practice to perfect. For UConn's Lyle McCombs, it's even more difficult.

UConn Coach Pasqualoni On TCU; Opponent West Virginia - UConn Huskies Football Blog | Hartford Courant | Desmond Conner
On West Vrginia challenges: "The challenges you have defensively are as great as you're going to face at any time during the year. If you put too many people in the coverage they can run it effectively and if you put too many people in against the run they can throw it effectively so ...that's a problem, a big challenge... We're going to have to play well on defense, we're going to have to play well as a team."

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Connecticut Huskies reload for another national title run - ESPN
But his presence in the weeks before the start of official practice is immeasurable, especially for a player like Boatright. Napier is a much more methodical point guard, whom Calhoun said may end up being one of the team's most improved shooters. But Boatright has serious hops. He is listed as 6 feet tall, but he can dunk with as much ease as someone who's 6 inches taller. He doesn't hesitate to pull up from 15 feet and bury a midrange jumper, either.

Connecticut gets championship rings, Calhoun says talent is better this season - The Washington Post
"We’re more talented right now," Calhoun told reporters. "It doesn’t mean we’re going to win any games. It doesn’t mean we’re going to win a national championship. I think we can."

Champion UConn Huskies discuss road ahead at celebration dinner - Norwich, CT - The Bulletin
"This is the final thing, the whole team coming back together," said guard Jeremy Lamb. "It’s a good feeling, but after this night, it’s time to put it aside and be ready for the new year. Practice is about to start and we’re going to have a big year."

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