September 29, 2010

Six-Pack with UConnReport's staff

Vanderbilt and Connecticut face each other on Saturday for the first time since 2002. The Commodores are building confidence, coming off their first win in nearly a year, but can they make it two-straight on the road on Saturday? Much depends on the Huskies' ever-changing situation at quarterback and running back--topics that's addressed with's UConn writers Eric Nadeau and Brian Lievense, among other things--in our weekly "Six-Pack" segment.

1. Randy Edsall seemed to have three strikes against him when he took the job in that he took over a program just heading into Division I, had little in the way of a recruiting base in his backyard, and plays on a cold-weather campus in an area of the country where college football isn't as popular as it is in other places. Yet, Edsall is 59-43 in UConn's FBS tenure, and the Huskies won 25 games in the three seasons prior to this one. How has he managed to have such an incredible level of success?

"It's a combination of having an eye for talent and developing talent, much like Vandy's former coach Bobby Johnson. UConn has never been able to consistently recruit four star guys, and even when they have, many of them haven't turned out to live up to the hype.

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