Sunday, October 05, 2008

A week to regroup

From Randy Edsall on Sunday...
  • Edsall reiterated the blocked punts from Saturday were simply the failure to properly block Butch "Block Party" Carter. UNC coach Butch Davis said Saturday the Tar Heels felt they could confuse the Huskies' new "personal (punt) protector with different alignments. He was referring to C.J. Marck, who replaced injured Steve Brouse in that capacity during the Louisville game. Edsall said, "It wasn't C.J. (at fault). It was a basic alignment they had, and out player was not physical enough, and didn't execute proper technique." He didn't name names, but photos show Dahna Deleston trying in vain to get a block on Carter.

  • Edsall also dispelled Desi Cullen's statement after the game that he took too long to get rid of the ball because he was focused on keeping the ball out of Brandon Tate's hands. "We schemed to try and kick the ball away from (Tate),” Edsall said. “I think his times during the week were pretty much the same as if we kicked it normal. We didn’t execute the proper block that should have taken place.”

  • Desmond Conner of the Hartford Courant began to ask Edsall a question in regard to Andre Dixon, and his not getting carries late in the game even though the outcome was in hand (Brown was still in the game). Edsall cut Desmond off before he could finish the question. "I don't need to go there," Edsall said. Dixon has been cleared to play, but has only two carries in four games. Seems there's something more to the story.

  • The bye week schedule: UConn practiced Sunday, has Monday and Tuesday off, practice Wednesday and Thursday, off on Friday and Saturday, then back to reguar game-week preparation for Rutgers on Sunday. Seven UConn coaches head off to recruit Wednesday-Friday.


Anonymous Gary said...

It's funny, the way UNC won that game was the exact way UConn usually wins. Get out-gained on offense, make big plays in special teams and defense and don't commit penalties. It was the antithesis of a UConn game in the past few years, I didn't think out-gaining your opponent would be a bad thing, but the proof is in the pudding.

October 06, 2008 9:10 AM 

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