What’s goin on?
Lots to get at here so let’s do it…
I spoke to UConn athletic director Warde Manuel a few minutes ago to talk about the new college football playoffs decision, UConn’s place in it, beefing up the schedule, getting the program’s name out there more and building the fanbase, because all those things have to occur now. He talked about ways to do it including being open to playing neutral site games and re-opening discussions with Notre Dame -yes Notre Dame – about playing neutral site games (uh, no, there has been no change with Michigan next year. That game is a go at Rentschler Field. Manuel said he and Michigan AD Dave Brandon have spoken recently about it and both sides understand the game will and should be played at Rentschler Field so end of discussion on that one).
Here’s Manuel who is in meetings in Dallas….
On the playoff decision and what it means for UConn football?
“We’re going to have to play well enough and play good enough competition and strengthen our position in football and in the Big East; do our part to help strengthen the Big East conference as it relates to our competitive best in football across the country in order to get in. We’ll see how some of the details work out but it’s an exciting time ….exciting and at the same time we still have to figure out some of the details but we have to play ourselves in.”
What do you think is the best way for UConn to play itself in?
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