Tuesday, October 16, 2007

For those of you who do check in here or in the paper, I'll be gone for the next two weeks. During that time Matt Stout will cover the Huskies. He's a great writer and will do an outstanding job. Enjoy!

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Bright and early, or at least early. Thanks to a 6 a.m. flight to Virginia, I made it in time for the game, but was minutes away from missing my plane. That would be because of a gathering of all the Patriots and Cowboys fans in New England flying out of Providence and a group of about 50 golfers heading to Myrtle Beach forcing the check-in line out to the curb.

If I was sleepy with just two hours sleep, the drunk Irishman who was wearing a little bit of his dinner on his sweater, made sure I couldn't doze off. Nothing like a real-life smelling salt. On second thought, smelling salt isn't half as shocking.

Anyhow, Scott Stadium is impressive. It holds 61,500 and the left endzone is seatless. It really is a fine facility and I'm curious whether playing in such a venue might intimidate the pups from UConn. Many of these guys played at Raymond James Stadium last season when South Florida issued a beating. But that stadium wasn't half filled. This is going to be a frentic, sold-out crowd on a college campus.

You might think that UConn is playing with the house's money because few expected five wins. I thought three. Maybe now that they haven't lost, there is mounting pressure.

We'll find out. Game time is 90 minutes away.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

During today's media session, Huskies Coach Randy Edsall announced that the team is healthier than it's been all season. Tailback Donald Brown has recovered from an ankle injury against Akron. Lawrence Green is back on the two-deep, but was limping with a brace on his right knee, so who knows when or to what extent he'll be contributing. Aaron Bagsby and Gary Mack are out against Virginia, with Mack out an extended period of time.