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TheRoundUp 8/29: One more sleep till football

Blidi Wreh-Wilson.
Blidi Wreh-Wilson.

Don Brown's UConn Defense - Hartford Courant
"If you're going to play this kind of defense you have to play as fast as you can and whatever happens, happens," senior captain Blidi Wreh-Wilson said. "You have to be able to react to things like a fly rather than sitting back and being conservative. If you buy into the system, it works. It seems like everybody has bought in."

UConn Football 2012 Preview: Huskies Try To Put The Pieces Together - SB Nation Boston
Looking at all angles, it shouldn't take much for the Huskies to be the most successful Division I team in New England this season. UMass, the Huskies' opening day opponent on Thursday night, and Boston College have plenty of their own problems, and UConn appears to be the most complete team of the bunch.

UConn football notebook: Tough choices for captains - StamfordAdvocate
"It was hard, because there was so much leadership there," Pasqualoni said.

Sio Moore had help on the way to UConn - Big East Blog - ESPN
But even the guiding hands of strong women were not enough to keep Moore focused. He needed a father figure. But he had none. He was angry. Distant. Unfocused. Even when he started playing football as a freshman in high school, he did not care. He slacked on his academics, hung out with the wrong kids, allowed peer pressure to steer him.

UMass football looking to solidify offensive line, special teams in final practices leading to opener |
With his team’s opener just looming Thursday, University of Massachusetts football coach Charley Molnar has still got a few things to figure out regarding his offensive line. Tuesday evening’s practice should be the end of that.