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The UConn Pod: Football Spring Game, NFL Draft, and Dan Orlovsky

We wrap up how things are shaping up for the first few months of the second Edsall era and interview one of the biggest stars from his first!

Mr. Orlovsky himself back at the Rent working with Joe D’Ambrosio on the sidelines.
Ian Bethune

The UConn Blog, the worldwide leader in online coverage of UConn sports, is very pleased to share the star-studded lineup we have for this UConn Football-focused podcast.

We start with a discussion on the Spring Game, which was played Friday night at the Rent. Dalton Gifford, an offensive lineman who played for the Huskies from 2010 to 2015, joined us to break down the action. We discussed the new-look offense, standout youngsters, and took a close look at how the all-important offensive line fared.

Next we are joined by Louie Benjamin, an analyst for Pro Football Focus who has been studying up on the draft-eligible Huskies. We talked about what makes Obi Melifonwu a great prospect beyond his athleticism, which players beyond him and Noel Thomas have a shot of being drafted, and more.

Last, and certainly not least, we had the glorious pleasure of speaking with Dan Orlovsky, the greatest quarterback in Husky history. An 11-year NFL veteran, Orlovsky has made a triumphant return to to Storrs this spring to help out with the team and work on finishing up his degree.

We had a chance to hit on a number of topics, ranging from his favorite food on campus, his feelings when Randy Edsall left UConn in 2011, and finest moments from his playing career.


Edited by Thomas Fritsch with an assist from Dan Connolly