TheRoundUp 9/20: Jim Calhoun owes whoever negotiated his contract a big thank you

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Jeff Jacobs column: No Longer UConn's Coach, Jim Calhoun still makes good money. - Hartford Courant
Calhoun, who announced his retirement last week after 26 seasons at UConn, is guaranteed at least $2,742,307 of the $3 million that he was scheduled to receive between July 1, 2012, and June 30, 2013, in the fourth year of a five-year, $13 million contract that he signed in 2010. Calhoun made $2.7 million in Year 3.

Diouf Notches A Pair To Down Boston College at Home, 2-0 - UCONNHUSKIES.COM - The Official Website of the University of Connecticut Huskies
Preseason All-American Mamadou Doudou Diouf (Dakar, Senegal) notched a pair of goals to lead the University of Connecticut past New England rival Boston College, 2-0, at Joseph J. Morrone Stadium on Wednesday night. UConn improved to 6-0-1 while BC fell to 2-3-1.

Ex-Husky Ricky Moore may join UConn coaching staff- The Register Citizen
That would mean all of UConn’s coaches would be former Husky players, and all but Hobbs would have played under Jim Calhoun (Miller played two years at UConn under Dom Perno, as well as two at Northeastern under Calhoun). Moore told the Connecticut Post that nothing is finalized yet, but that the chances of ending up at UConn are in the "90th percentile."

Beat writer banter: Hartford Courant's Desmond Conner says UConn defense is determined to avenge last year's loss to Western Michigan | MLive.com
Yes I'd say they've put the Maryland game behind them. They are focused solely on the Broncos for two reasons. Revenge is not one of them but Western Michigan, Alex Carder and crew, made UConn look bad on its home field. It lost by seven points in one of the worst defensive performances I've seen from the Huskies and that is taking nothing from Alex. He torched them but it was a bad defensive effort. It was a game UConn needed to win and could have. It was a key game in what was a tough season for UConn.

Journal Inquirer > Archives > Sports > UConn football: Going deep
The Huskies’ passing game remains stuck on the on-ramp to the highway as the reworked offense tries to work out some kinks. In the first two games, Whitmer accounted for 219 and then 203 yards through the air as the Huskies split against UMass and North Carolina. In those games, the Huskies’ averaged 8.1 yards per pass attempt, the stat coaches use to measure whether the ball is going deep enough.

UConn Football: DeLeone Say Huskies' Offense Will Improve - Hartford Courant
"It's going to get to that point," DeLeone said. "We need to have 11 guys functioning, play after play for a greater percentage of the game than we're doing right now. We have shot ourselves in the foot too many times. "Now that's a reflection on me. I've got to do a better job coaching them. We have to do a better job of coaching them. It's also a reflection of they have to do a better job.

Journal Inquirer > Archives > Sports > UConn men TV times set
Fourteen of the Huskies’ games will be seen on ESPN, ESPN2 or ESPNU, while 13 will be broadcast locally by SportsNet New York (SNY). UConn doesn’t have any games that will be seen on CBS — a rarity over the last few decades — though its games at the Paradise Jam in the Virgin Islands will be seen on the CBS Sports Network.

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