Thursday, July 29, 2010

Edsall on ESPN

Ian Bethune over at Sox and Dawgs generously provided links to UConn coach Randy Edsall's day on ESPN's various brands.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Randy Edsall Day

The coach will be all over ESPN's properties Thursday. Here's the schedule:

10:50 a.m. – Appear on First Take with Jay Crawford, Dana Jacobson, Jay Crawford and Reischea Canidate

11:05a.m. – Interview with

11:20 a.m. – Interview With ESPN Rise

11:40 a.m. – Appear on The Herd with Colin Cowherd on ESPN Radio, ESPNU and

1:00 p.m. – chat

1:20 p.m. – Interview with ESPNW

1:40 p.m. – Appear on ESPNU

2:10 p.m. – Appear on ESPNews

2:40 p.m. – Radio interview on 1250 ESPN Radio in Pittsburgh

3:10 p.m. – Appear on the The Scott Van Pelt Show on ESPN Radio, ESPN2 and

3:30 p.m. – Appear on College Football Live with multiple airings on ESPN and ESPNU

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Interesting story...

from my colleague Desmond Conner of the Hartford Courant. Apparently, a Boston College assistant coach, in an attempt to lure a Virginia high school QB who had committed to UConn, told the kid via e-mail that Huskies coach Randy Edsall and his staff will be gone by January.

Talk about playing dirty.

Read more here:

Thursday, July 01, 2010

Summer, Summer, Summer time

Coach Randy Edsall and staff just wrapped up camps and are heading on vacation, but not before providing updates on the goings on around Huskyville.

Jimmy Bennett will be "full-go" for camp;Jesse Joseph (shoulder), Blidi Wreh-Wilson will also be ready for the start of camp. Greg Lloyd's availability will be based on "how hard" he wants to work. Sounds as if the son of the former Pittsburgh Steeler is not working hard.

"I'm very pleased with what we got there," Edsall said of the depth at defensive end. "I think guys are working hard and showed some things in the spring. If Greg's there, he's there. If he's not, he's not there."

Nick Williams (hip) will be good, Alex Polito "should be cleared toward the end of camp, and Emmanuel Omokaro (late September).

Freshman Geremy Davis may miss time due to an injured knee sustained during a workout. Right now, there is no word until results come back from an MRI.

All of the incoming freshmen reported Sunday for summer school and are getting acclimated and "doing well," said Edsall.

Three open practices for fans: Fri Aug. 13, Thurs. Aug. 19 and Aug. 24.

Marcus Aiken dismissed by UConn due to violation of school policy. Edsall denied to specify whether this was academic or conduct related. His departure does not open up any positional changes at safety. What Edsall did say is that "nothing legal" was in the papers, so we can "figure it out."

Malik Generett is not eligible to play due to school policies. He "did not meet NCAA" requirements.

On the environment at UConn: "We tried to eliminated all excuses for failure."

Big East Media Day is a month away and the season is two months away. How quickly time flies.