Q: Dez give us some positive things to look forward to next year. Happy New Year to you Dez and all of uconn – Ray, Steubenville, OH
A: Happy New Year Ray and all UConn fans. Positive things too look forward to next year? Mmm how about spending time with family, loving more and understanding what in life is really important. I think those would all yield positive results next year any year really. I’m going to guess you’re talking about UConn football specifically, though, right? I think the defense is going to be better than people think minus key losses. I think the loss of Don Brown is big at defensive coordinator but remember he didnt play the games. The kids did. If the scheme stays the same and I think it will based on the players they have/did recruit they’ll be ok. I think UConn will be better at receiver. I like how Shak Phillips came on at the end and as I’ve said before UConn had young players it had this year it could have played and a couple were at receiver so, we’ll see. UConn will have to be better at QB obviously. It needs to run 2-3 guys if McCombs is going to be the lead guy. The offensive line is going to have to get stronger, some of the younger kids are going to have to step up. As far as conference realignment I just don’t have any news here. I’m sorry. The president put out a letter encouraging fans to keep supporting the school in these troubled times. I thought it was a good move by the president given the way the fans are acting – or reacting to realignment. Of course the consensus reaction to that around here was, well, not positive. I thought it was. Check it out. If you’re a positive person by nature Ray, if you haven’t noticed by now, you’ll experience mostly positive results. If you’re negative thinking or looking for the negative – you’ll likely get just that – Happy New Year!