Q: Dear Desmond: 2 quick questions: I think that Lyle McCombs is too small to be an every down back; cannot break tackles etc., even though he is quick and elusive once in open field: your thoughts. Also, what needs to happen for the program to start really upgrading towards the top 25??. Mark Ventres, Wethersfield
A: Well I think he’s already proven he’s an every down back. He did it all last year and did it yesterday. Could the Huskies run other backs for a different look and diversity? Absolutely. The answer to your second question is not a difficult one: the program needs 4-5, maybe six dynamic players with the majority of them on the offensive side of the ball. Not sure if you saw the Diggs kid from Maryland but UConn needs a few more players with his kind of skill.