There is a lot to digest from UConn's 30-10 loss at Michigan on Saturday. I finally had a chance to watch the game uninterrupted. I don't think if UConn plays the same exact way next week that Texas Southern wins, but there was plenty to work on.
THE GOOD: Following it first two possessions, the Huskies were able to move the football. Zach Frazer looked more comfortable (as he should) and I was impressed with Michael Smith and Kashif Moore. Both WRs had a more polished look. ... Jordan Todman is going to have a monster season. ... UConn did a better job of hitting and tackling in the second half.
THE BAD: There was no pass rush from the Huskies, and granted, that losing Marcus Campbell and not wanting to blow contain coverage on Denard Robinson made rushing difficult. BUT...there was no contain, so UConn might as well as try to pressure the QB more. It can't, at least against a much-improved Michigan O-Line. ... During the first two possessions, the UConn O-Line struggled. They can't have that happen again. They have to come out sharp from the start. ... On their fourth possession, the Huskies had a 4th and 3 situation and Kashif Moore went two-plus yards. You have to be certain that you get past the first down marker.
THE UGLY: Denard Robinson=Pat White=Not good news for Huskies. UConn couldn't beat White at West Virginia and couldn't beat Robinson at Michigan. It's the same offense because it's the same coach. This does not bode well for the Huskies' game versus the Mountaineers later this season. ... The dropped passes. There were six, but the last one, to John Delahunt, was more Frazer's fault. There were two killers: Smith's drop at the Michigan 2 and Isiah Moore's drop on the third possession. ... The WRs aren't to shoulder all the blame. ... Frazer had Isiah Moore wide open down the middle of the field in the second quarter, but overthrew. ... D.J. Shoemate's fumble was inexcusable. He left the ball exposed and it was knocked out by a helmet -- wrap it up. The Huskies left at least 14 points on the field. It might not have changed the outcome, but it would have changed the game. Who knows what happens from there. ... No 3rd down defense. Michigan embarrassed UConn by going 12-for-16 on 3rd downs. The worst example of how bad the defense was came in the fourth quarter. Michigan is at its 11 for a 3rd and 15. Robinson runs up the middle for 16 yards.