Mailbag Sept.23: McCombs Every Down Back, How Does Program Get To Top 25 Level?

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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.

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  1. buddy

    When Cuse leaves and Temple improves, which it will, UConn will find itself in last place in the conference year in and year out unless major changes are able to be effected. The loss to WMU was not only a loss for UConn, but also another hit for the conference. Really embarrassing and ashame how a program which seemed like it was ready to grow and emerge at a higher level has regressed to such a low level of football.

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