What’s goin on?
Working on some stuff for today and the weekend with UConn offensive coordinator George DeLeone and defensive coordinator Don Brown.
Paying attention to detail is going to be key for a UConn defense that showed signs of being the nasty unit it was at the beginning of the season -and just in time.
The Huskies (4-6, 1-4 Big East) will have fights on their hands to get to .500 having to go through Louisville and Cincinnati to do it.
Anyway, an example of detail, would be things such as having your eyes in the right place at all times. Now, junior Taylor Mack is a solid corner but he got beat for a touchdown last week because of a very minor and very correctable detail. On the road? Yes, those things will be very important for the Huskies, who because a of a small detail saw a key run lead to the lone touchdown in a 13-6 loss at South Florida.
Here’s Brown on the Mack play:
“Here’s what I said to him. Here’s a guy that’s stepped in the Maryland game, played the entire game at corner, had three pass breakups probably had one of the biggest plays in the game when he runs down the one under screen from behind. Here’s a guy who’s gone and started a whole game at corner. Now he has an important role as a nickel, we’re still talking technique and fundamentals. The good thing about is, that whole thing was based on eyes violation where he peaks over his shoulder, he’s all over him, he peaks over his shoulder to check on the quarterback and then the guy separates from him. We call that an eyes violations. You can’t have eyes violations. It’s a fundamental deal but like I told him ‘at least you’re going to have a smile on your face correcting it as opposed to not having a smile on your face.’ He’s too good a player to let that happen. He can’t let that happen.”
Because the bottom line right now…
“The reality is we’re 4-6. We’ve got two games left. We’ve got to go one at a time here. We’ve got a find a way to win these last two to get bowl eligible and then, you keep your fingers crossed,