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No Real Scrimmages Outside Blue-White, Practices Too Valuable; News, Notes

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What’s goin on?

Good to get back to UConn Monday with Spring Practice 4. Practices 5 and 6 are going off this week. Saturday is Practice 7. It is open to the media. It is also high school clinic day and if you didn’t get a chance to see Monday’s notebook check out how new UConn coach Bob Diaco would blow the thing out if he could. There just wasn’t enough time to get it all done this year..

Anyway, here’s a few more notes from Monday’s availability with Diaco post Practice 4.

Explosive plays in Diaco’s book: a rush of 10 or more yards and a pass complete for 20 or more.

No scrimmages during the spring: :”Other than Practice 15, we’re not going to have a scrimmage, per se. The practice is too valuable not to practice so during the portion percentage that we’re allowed to have live contact it will always be intermingled in practice. Saturday will be live action. It just will be intermingled in a base practice. And the template for that scrimmage being it’s the first time or that live action  – I guess is a better way to say it because when you say scrimmage people have a particular picture in their mind where offense is calling plays, defense is calling defenses and the ball is moving – that will not be the template for the first time we get together. It will be scripted, The ball will be stationary. There will be no real situation that we’re working on at that time. The next time we get together and do that then we will have a ball-movement situation.”

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UConn Football Practice Three: Notes And Quotes

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What’s goin on?

Trusting you’ve seen some of the videos from this morning’s practice.

There’s some good stuff in there including the Rodeo Drill which UConn Coach Bob Diaco invited the media onto the field to see up close. It was great and part of an extra 30 minutes we got to stick around and see the Huskies in their first day in full pads.

We certainly appreciated that.

A safe and fun spring break wish to all the players….

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UConn Football: Eliminating Plays That Cause Losing Will Be A Focus In Spring

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What’s goin on?

Here’s UConn Coach Bob Diaco…

“We need to eliminate plays that cause losing,” Diaco said. “After 15 practices if we can have an understanding of the plays that cause losing then effort to eliminate the plays cause losing…. what are losing plays? Turnovers, penalties, long runs and passes. Those are things that are just not necessary that we can eliminate from the game so if we can get those things done through this spring those will be great things to do.”

The Huskies were tied for 96th in the nation (Duke, Utah and Kansas State) in turnovers lost with 25 – seven fumbles, 18 interceptions. They were actually one of the least penalized teams in the country with 4.6 per game in which UConn was tied for 28th nationally (Florida Atlantic, Utah).

Towson gashed the Huskies with big plays here and there in the 33-18 Week 1 loss last year and it may have been a sign of things to come. Continue reading

What’s Going On With UConn Football, Spring Ball Less Than A Month Away

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What’s goin on?

Caught up with UConn Coach Bob Diaco for a little insight into how he’s running things now heading into his first spring practice (March 10) as the Huskies head coach.

So Diaco hit on a variety of things including the fact that although he and his staff could be spending more time with the players during their eight hours the staff is allotted with the team it’s not happening because Diaco and the staff realized something more important needed to take precedence.

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