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TheRoundUp 1/3: Edsall's gone, Todman too

Randy Edsall bolts UConn for Maryland -
Edsall’s sudden departure could also affect UConn’s incoming recruiting class. National signing day is Feb. 2. Jeff Hathaway, UConn’s athletic director, will have little choice but to move quickly to name a new coach. Assistant head coach for defense Hank Hughes and offensive coordinator Joe Moorhead are current staff members who could receive consideration.

Top UConn running back Todman to leave school, enter draft - NFL - -
The University of Connecticut's Jordan Todman,'s No. 3-rated junior running back, announced he will forgo his senior season and declare for the 2011 NFL Draft.

The Day - Hurd ready for the next challenge | News from southeastern Connecticut
Coach Randy Edsall also announced Saturday night that Hurd has been invited to take part in the NFL Combine starting Feb. 23 in Indianapolis, where he will be joined by teammates Scott Lutrus, Lawrence Wilson, Anthony Sherman and Jordan Todman, who announced after the game that he is leaving UConn a year early to enter the NFL draft.

College Football: UConn recruiting for a better 2011 - Norwich, CT - Norwich Bulletin
Even with the departure of their head coach, UConn appears to have the nucleus of a strong team returning. The Huskies lose four starters on offense (Todman, quarterback Zach Frazer and guards Mathieu Olivier and Zach Hurd, a Waterford native) and two on defense (linebackers Scott Lutrus and Lawrence Wilson).

Huskies Couldn't Match Sooners' Speed - Hartford Courant
More troubling were some of the cushions Broyles, Kenney and other receivers had. The cushions were too big and seemed more of a result of the Huskies not having the talent to keep up. It also meshed with a philosophy of trying not to get beat on deep pass plays, which happened anyway.

UConn gets scare from South Florida - The Boston Globe
The Huskies (11-1, 1-1 Big East), coming off their first loss of the season to No. 6 Pittsburgh, avoided losing two straight despite shooting 37.5 percent from the field and trailing throughout the game. South Florida shot 41.8 percent.

What does the Stanford Cardinal's win over the Connecticut Huskies mean? - ESPN
The past two seasons, there was a sense of inevitability about the Huskies winning the NCAA title. Nothing shook that in 2008-09. Stanford at least challenged it in 2009-10, getting out to a lead at the break after an offensively awful first half for both teams in the NCAA title game.