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TheRoundUp 8/5: Did you know Skip Holtz used to coach at UConn?

Jeff Jacobs: Former UConn Football Coach Skip Holtz Just What South Florida Needs - CTnow
Asked about what folks would have thought about UConn beating Notre Dame 20 years ago, Holtz said, "Everybody would have laughed at you. "When I was there, everybody in New England sat back with their arms crossed and said, 'We'll see.' There's a lot of people who thought it was a bad idea to make the move [to I-A]."

Skip Holtz has roots that run through Storrs
More Holtz, more memories of how bad UConn's plumbing used to be.

Yes, UConn! Edsall has Huskies on the rise -
I have to admit, I'm pretty disappointed in the headline wizards over at the Post.

The Day - Fourth and goal to go
But I'm moderately amused by whoever writes the headlines at The Day. Get it, fourth and goal.... UConn was picked fourth but has a goal of winning the Big East (wordplay!)

Big East football notebook: Rutgers expects WR Harrison to contribute - Connecticut Post
Just a few quick words on how USC transfer DJ Shoemate is fitting in in Storrs.

UConn back on Sooners' schedule -
The women's basketball team will play Oklahoma again this year. I bet UConn wins.

Maui Invitational Bracket To Be Announced Thursday - UCONN | Men's Basketball
It's the moment we've all been waiting for, as the Maui Invitational Bracket will be announced sometime between 1:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. today on ESPNNews.

June 16, 1986: New UConn Coach Named -
Finally, for some unkown reason, Google News pointed me in the direction of the Courant's original story from when Calhoun was hired. Its a nice look back at where the program used to be. Plus, look at that headline! "New UConn Coach Named," can't you feel the excitement?

Nov. 22, 1985: The First Look At Geno. UConn: New Coach, Old Outlook; But Auriemma Plans Changes -
And here is the Courant's story on Geno, which also showed up today. Considering the state of women's basketball back then, its surprising to see the Courant even wrote this much.