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TheRoundUp 8/30: Five days until football

UConn Defensive Tackle Twyon Martin Escaping Doghouse -
Martin appears poised to get his starting job back before the Huskies head to Michigan for Saturday's opener. UConn has not released the depth chart for the game; going into summer practice, the starter was listed Martin or Ryan Wirth.

A Primer for UConn fans headed to the Big House -
To say I'm a Michigan fan would be an understatement. I bleed maize and blue for my alma mater. I've been going to football games since before I could walk. Knowing this, my friends in the Courant sports department asked me to give UConn fans a primer to prepare for their own Big House experience when their team travels to Ann Arbor for the game Saturday, Sept. 4.

5 defensive keys for UConn football The Republican-American
Five questions facing the UConn defense.

Plenty of high expectations for UConn football this season- The Register Citizen Sports > Uconn - Northwest Connecticut's Daily Newspaper
Five losses by a combined 15 points. The figure is a double-edged sword, and the UConn football team is well aware.

UConn's Edsall has proven to be a master builder - The Boston Globe
Edsall is getting tons of national press leading into the season.

Expectations Have Changed For UConn Football -
In 1991, most were dismissive of the very idea that UConn could live in the world of big-time college football. In 2010, the only thing UConn fans are dismissing is the Big East preseason poll, in which the Huskies are picked by the media to finish fourth in the conference.

Big East fearless predictions for 2010 - Big East Blog - ESPN
3. UConn will win at least nine games -- in Randy Edsall's last season.

Deals For Friends? UConn Deserves Better From Boss

Opinion piece here, detailing how former UConn president Michael Hogan tried to arrange some extra bonuses on his way out the door, including a heft pile of cash for athletic director Jeff Hathaway.