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TheRoundUp 9/16: Huskies 'Steele' themsevles against a potential Jantz Jantz revolution

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I'm so sorry for that headline. Update: Not only is it terrible, but we're not even the first people to think of it, apparently Iowa site Black Heart Gold Pants beat us to it.

Connecticut still looking for a quarterback, Iowa State looking for 3-0 start on Friday - The Washington Post
The game will match a Cyclones offense that put up 473 yards against the Hawkeyes against a Connecticut defense that’s giving up only 214 yards a game. UConn has allowed opponents to complete just 47 percent of their passes, has eight sacks and three interceptions.

UConn Must Limit Mistakes, Improve On Offense, To Beat Iowa State - Hartford Courant
Despite those positives, the Huskies defense absolutely had some issues. But the offense simply can't leave the defense hanging as it did last weekend in Nashville. If it does, then you could be looking at a season where pressure will not only be applied by the defense, but also applied on the unit to win games. The UConn defense would likely be willing, but it just shouldn't be that way and can't be that way.

UConn football hosts Iowa State tonight - Houston Chronicle
The Cyclones line is a mass of humanity that averages out at 6-foot-4½ and 315 pounds, none larger than left tackle Kelechi Osemele (6-6, 347). UConn’s strategy is simple. "Hit ’em," junior linebacker Sio Moore said. "Just hit ’em. Slow them up any way you can."

Cyclones searching for next program peak - College Football Nation Blog - ESPN
The difference in 2011 so far has been Steele Jantz, a quarterback with an unforgettable name, but one that hasn't reached the peak of the national stage yet. A week after struggling early with three interceptions in a dramatic comeback win over Northern Iowa, he threw for 279 yards and four touchdowns on 25-of-37 passing and ran for 42 more yards, earning Big 12 Player of the Week honors.

 

GAMEDAY: Iowa State at Connecticut | TheGazette
Within the past two weeks, Iowa State quarterback Steele Jantz has gone from intriguing newcomer with a catchy name to cool customer with a Facebook fan page. The City College of San Francisco transfer has never played a road game — as he will tonight at 7 on ESPN2 at Connecticut — outside the state of California, but is familiar with tough, albeit informal, game day conditions.

UConn To Remember 9-11 Before Game - University of Connecticut Official Athletics Site
In special remembrance of the 157 people with Connecticut ties who perished in the attacks, the UConn football team will wear a special decal on their helmets that says "9-11/CT" to remember those victims.

New UConn President: New UConn President Susan Herbst To Be Inaugurated Friday - Hartford Courant
Larry McHugh, chairman of the board of trustees, said that Herbst has " taken the state by storm. … I've never had more people with positive things to say about her. … She's a bold, decisive leader and she's in the process of building strong relationships."