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The Bob Diaco lasted just three seasons, and it was not productive. Randy Edsall is back on the sidelines at the largest institute of higher learning in the state.
After four disastrous seasons at Maryland, Edsall is back at the place where he won football games.
In 2010 Edsall became the winningest coach in the university history, leading them to the Fiesta Bowl.
Connecticut opens the 2017 season with a winnable home game against Holy Cross. American Athletic Conference foe South Florida invades East Hartford on September 9th.
Non Conference road trips to Virginia and Boston College are also on the slate in 2017.
The schedule could work to the advantage of the Huskies this season. UConn went 3-9 overall last season, last in the American Athletic Conference East Division.
The 2017 Connecticut Huskies offense must improve on the 320.0 yards of offense per game last season, 122nd nationally.
Connecticut has must improve in both the passing and running game. Former Auburn offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee will now execute the show in Storrs, Connecticut.
Running Back, Arkell Newsome returns after gaining a team-best 715 yards rushing with seven touchdowns.
A couple of decent recruiting classes with the right personnel with put the program back in the top tier for the Conference.
Under Center will be Bryant Shirreffs, 2,010 passing yards in 2016. However, turnovers were a regular occurrence last season, and the new staff will implement more zone reads.
Sophomore Donovan Williams signal caller could be a better fit for the Huskies offense, but a knee injury in spring practice hampered his progress.
Three veteran starters return on the offensive line which will help the running attack.
The key to success for the Connecticut offense is how fast they can learn the new system.
The Connecticut defense has been the strength of the team for the past few seasons. The run defense has been particularly good in the 2016 campaign.
The loss of starting linebacker E.J. Levenberry in the spring will hurt as he will miss the entire 2017 season.
Junior Joseph and Vontae Diggs must take up the slack, and they are capable of doing just that. The defensive line will be solid with three great players returning.
Safety Obi Melifonwu is now in the NFL; now the pressure is on cornerbacks Jamar Summers and Tre Bell to take their game to another level.
The key to success for the Huskies defense for the upcoming season is to play with consistency and create turnovers.
Bovada.Lv, list the 2017-18 Connecticut Huskies at +8,000 to win the American Athletic Conference Championship.
Free Betting Odds Prediction: The 2017 Connecticut Huskies will go 4-8 and finish fourth in the American Athletic Conference, East Division.
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