Thursday, June 22, 2017

Not exactly a slow news day in world of UConn football

It's been a rather busy day of news for the UConn football program between getting commitments from two linebackers, one slated to be a part of this year's team, seeing one of its most prominent alumni lost his job unexpectedly and now UConn is set to play at Clemson in 2021.

Let's start with that.

The game will be played on Sept. 11, 2021.

Credit goes to the UConn Football Facts Twitter account for pointing out that the details of the game are in the next UConn Board of Trustees' list of agenda.

The document, dated June 28, reports that UConn will receive $1.2 million for agreeing to play the game.

Currently, the only non-conference game in 2021 listed on UConn's official site is an Oct. 2 game against UMass at Gillette Stadium. I would not expect an official announcement from UConn until the subject comes up at the Board of Trustees meeting on Wednesday.

As for the recruits, junior college linebacker Santana Sterling and Hunter Webb, a Class of 2018 linebacker from Williamsport, Pa. both committed to UConn today.

Sterling originally committed to Arizona State. He landed at Mesa Community College and had 105 tackles during the 2016 season.

Webb had 131 tackles as a junior at Loyalsock Township High School in Williamsport, Pa. He also had three sacks, an interception, a rushing touchdown, a receiving touchdown and returned a fumble for another score.

Last but certainly not least, the Kansas City Chiefs made the rather surprising announcement that it was parting ways with general manager John Dorsey who happens to be the leading tackler in UConn football history.


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