UConn Football Coach Bob Diaco On Offense…And Defense

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What’s goin on?

Here’s new UConn Coach Bob Diaco talking about what the team will look like offensively and defensively.

“We’re not a 3-4 defense. I mean we base out of and fundamentally teach in and begin in that concept because it’s the top way to talk about fundamentals, it’s the top defense to talk about the fundamentals of playing defense,” Diaco said. “If you scouted my defenses they';re 50-50. We’re in four-down [linemen] and three-down, 50-50. If we played 900 plays I’d bet 500 of them were actually four down and 400 we;re probably three down…It was probably tilted the other way, so I think people see me as a 3-4 guy because of my affiinity and affection towards it but the game isn’t conducted like that.”


“The offense is going to have a great ability to go uptempo.because that’s how I want to practice – but not necessarily how I want the game to be but we have that ability. You know I see a lot of formations from similar personnel groups…just kind of do all the things [as a defensive coordinator] I hated. [Former Iowa Coach Hayden Fry for whom Diaco played] used to call it scratch where it itches.”


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