UConn Overcomes Baylor

UConn Overcomes Baylor

There are 56 comments on the Hartford Courant story from Sep 20, 2008, titled UConn Overcomes Baylor. In it, Hartford Courant reports that:

The UConn Huskies wouldn't care if you kept playing that song all day every day as long as they get results like they did Friday night.

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Sally Dogs

Burlington, VT

#21 Sep 20, 2008
I completely agree with you, but these drunken fans act like they are a big time team already.
HuskyHead wrote:
Bottom line is, UConn is adding Notre Dame to the schedule as well as Tennessee moving forward. It takes time to build a program up enough so that quality teams will schedule you out of conference. You can't go from 1-AA to playing USC, Florida, and Ohio State overnight. The best they can do is beat the teams they play, which they're doing so far. The way I see it, 4-5 years ago, they would have lost to teams like Temple, Baylor, and Virgina. They're not any more. They're making progress as quickly as any school in the country. You start beating the ND's and the Tennessees of the world here and there and you build even more. People who think you can flip a switch and go to the Rose Bowl in a matter of 3-4 years know nothing about the sport. Say all you want about the Big East, but that's the conference they're in, and they won a share of the title last year, which 99% of teams in the nation can't say. They're playing and beating the teams they would have lost to just 2-3 years ago; that's pretty good progress. Criticize criticize criticize: but at the end of the season, UConn might put themselves in position to be atop the B.E. again and go to a Bowl Game...
TD From FL

Waltham, MA

#22 Sep 20, 2008
Oh my goodness. I understand that the program is growing. I understand that you can´t pay the Floridas, Tennessees, and LSUs of the world, but to continue saying that beating Temple, Rutgers, BAYLOR says nothing to the people outside of Connecticut. Especially possible recruits.
If you were a recruit, would you prefer to play Florida, Florida, State, Miami, LSU, USC, or whoever and be 7-5 and then go to a bowl game and thump the winner of the Big Least.

Or would you prefer going to a school that gives yo a false sense of security and then get trashed in a national setting by a 7-5 team.

UConn is making strides, but they are far from being a Top50 team. The only reason they are in talks is because ESPN in in their backyard.
Sally Dogs

Burlington, VT

#23 Sep 20, 2008
Believe me, the UCONN game was the last place I wanted to be last night. Since I was there I observed two below average teams battle it out. UCONN just happened to be slightly better. Lets look at the rest of the season.
@ Louisville-Loss

@ North Carolina-Loss (They blew the doors off Rutgers

@ Rutgers-Loss(Both Teams stink, but I'll give Rutgers the advantage because they are home

Cincinnati-Loss (A winnable game though)

West Virginia-Loss

@ Syracuse-Win

@ South Florida-Loss (This one could be ugly)

Pittsburgh-Loss (Winnable)

Worst scenario 5-7 Best 7-5 overall, either way they will have a losing record in the Big East

Basically the game against Hofstra won't count in any Bowl Bids
UConn 05 wrote:
I don't know how you can call yourself a "true football fan" (which you presumably are calling yourself if you say you went to the game and you say that a "true football fan nows [sic] it wasn't at all") if you constantly insult basically everyone else that follows the team except for you, and you constantly insult the team itself every single chance you get. I thought people go to a football game to support the team and cheer it on. I know plenty of people who would rather be at the game (as I was) in your seat. For someone who knows everything about football like you, I thought you should have known what the purpose of going to a football game is. If you're going to spout your mouth off no matter what UConn does, then stay home when they play Cincinnati, please.
Wow

Wethersfield, CT

#24 Sep 20, 2008
Sally Dogs wrote:
Basically the game against Hofstra won't count in any Bowl Bids
<quoted text>
Actually, BCS teams are allowed to count 1 game versus a non BCS school toward their bowl eligibility, which is a major reason that virtually all of them play a non-BCS school near the beginning of the season.
Sally Dogs

Burlington, VT

#25 Sep 20, 2008
They will be under .500 anyway, so it won't make a difference. Even they are 7-5 they will once again go to the "Nobody Cares" Bowl and fans here will act like they are going to the Rose Bowl.
Wow wrote:
<quoted text>
Actually, BCS teams are allowed to count 1 game versus a non BCS school toward their bowl eligibility, which is a major reason that virtually all of them play a non-BCS school near the beginning of the season.
Husky Fan

Plainville, CT

#26 Sep 20, 2008
Sally Dogs wrote:
They will be under .500 anyway, so it won't make a difference. Even they are 7-5 they will once again go to the "Nobody Cares" Bowl and fans here will act like they are going to the Rose Bowl.
<quoted text>
Hey Dog, nobody care what you have to say. Go away.
Husky Fan

Plainville, CT

#27 Sep 20, 2008
Sally Dogs wrote:
Believe me, the UCONN game was the last place I wanted to be last night. Since I was there I observed two below average teams battle it out. UCONN just happened to be slightly better. Lets look at the rest of the season.
@ Louisville-Loss
@ North Carolina-Loss (They blew the doors off Rutgers
@ Rutgers-Loss(Both Teams stink, but I'll give Rutgers the advantage because they are home
Cincinnati-Loss (A winnable game though)
West Virginia-Loss
@ Syracuse-Win
@ South Florida-Loss (This one could be ugly)
Pittsburgh-Loss (Winnable)
Worst scenario 5-7 Best 7-5 overall, either way they will have a losing record in the Big East
Basically the game against Hofstra won't count in any Bowl Bids
<quoted text>
Sally Dog- if the game was the last place you wanted to be, why were you there? Is your life that empty? What's the matter, no friends? Since it is obvious you are not a UCONN fan, GO AWAY!!! Loser!!!
bill

Newtown, CT

#28 Sep 20, 2008
what a bunch of hating jack-arses on this thread.

That game was fun to watch last night, i had a ball. No UCONN isnt the number one team in the country. They are only the fastest team to go to D1 and get ranked in HISTORY. They are only a team that was Co-Champion of a BCS conference after just a few short years. They are only UNDEFEATED.

Of course they dont play a ridiculously hard schedule. Of course they arent a top ten team in the nation.

But i will take that top fifty bet.
The Huskies are a program that isnt just rising, its rising RAPIDLY. I think this is the best team we've ever had, and i am very happy with the effort last night, i wouldnt be surprised if Baylor doesnt pull a shocker or two this year.

Lets wait and see.
GO HUSKIES!
TonyTwotimez

Oxford, CT

#29 Sep 20, 2008
"Not to keep sounding like a broken record, but the experience of this team could count for something really big this season."

Ummm...didn't you pick them at the bottom of the Big East?
Husky Fan

Plainville, CT

#30 Sep 20, 2008
bill wrote:
what a bunch of hating jack-arses on this thread.
That game was fun to watch last night, i had a ball. No UCONN isnt the number one team in the country. They are only the fastest team to go to D1 and get ranked in HISTORY. They are only a team that was Co-Champion of a BCS conference after just a few short years. They are only UNDEFEATED.
Of course they dont play a ridiculously hard schedule. Of course they arent a top ten team in the nation.
But i will take that top fifty bet.
The Huskies are a program that isnt just rising, its rising RAPIDLY. I think this is the best team we've ever had, and i am very happy with the effort last night, i wouldnt be surprised if Baylor doesnt pull a shocker or two this year.
Lets wait and see.
GO HUSKIES!
Well said. What is wrong with people who are so critical of a team that keeps on improving. I had a really good time at the game, and isn't that what it is all about. As a UCONN fan, it is great to see the progress of the team. Yes, they make mistakes, and no they are not a national powerhouse. But, they are UCONN and it is the only game in town. Last nights game was very exciting, and from other fans around me, all I saw were people who were cheering on the team for the love of football and UCONN sports. Go Huskies!! Keep up the good work. I am looking forward to many more years of exciting football games.
UCONN in the Valley

AOL

#31 Sep 20, 2008
bill wrote:
what a bunch of hating jack-arses on this thread.
That game was fun to watch last night, i had a ball. No UCONN isnt the number one team in the country. They are only the fastest team to go to D1 and get ranked in HISTORY. They are only a team that was Co-Champion of a BCS conference after just a few short years. They are only UNDEFEATED.
Of course they dont play a ridiculously hard schedule. Of course they arent a top ten team in the nation.
But i will take that top fifty bet.
The Huskies are a program that isnt just rising, its rising RAPIDLY. I think this is the best team we've ever had, and i am very happy with the effort last night, i wouldnt be surprised if Baylor doesnt pull a shocker or two this year.
Lets wait and see.
GO HUSKIES!
A very good post by someone who "gets it". No UCONN fans I know claim that this is a top ten team, nor they feel that anything short of a New Years day Bowl is a disappointment. This program is on the rise. Recruiting is improving. Facilities are good.
Competing in the BE Conference each year and going to a Bowl Game is what I (and I believe most UCONN fans) expect each season. Whether it is the Meineke Bowl, the St. Pete Bowl, the Gator Bowl, the Sun Bowl we will be satisfied. Like most foolish people, this nitwit Sally Dog presents each argument in "black or white" terms. If UCONN is not competing for a National Championship, or playing in the "Rose Bowl" then their season is not a success. No one with half a brain, or a basic understanding of college footbal and where UCONN is today, shares his idiotic ideas.
By the way, UCONN is certainly in the "top 50" in college football in every major recognized poll including
USA Today, AP, Saragrin (sp?). I will give these polls much more credibility than the dopey ramblings of UCONN haters.
UCONN in the Valley

AOL

#32 Sep 20, 2008
Don't underestimate Baylor with this Griffin at QB. His elusive style will create opportunities for Baylor to jump up and bite some Big 12 teams.
Ken

Hartford, CT

#33 Sep 20, 2008
What about YALE?
Football Fan

Manchester, CT

#34 Sep 20, 2008
Marcus - MD wrote:
<quoted text>
Sounds like yo think you know football, sir? Well then, if you "know football" you should realize that playing a Big 12 football is much more than a grapefruit. Take a look at Baylor's roster, go to your favorite scouting Web site (considering you "know football" you'll have one bookmarked) and crosscheck those players with the teams that were in contention for landing them as recruits.
Also, since you "know football," you'll certainly remember when Lehigh and UMass and New Hampshire were pounding the Huskies. Since you "know football" you'll know that wasn't just in 1967, my friend, that was in the 1990s.
The University of Connecticut beat a team last night from a conference that has produced some of the best football players in the history of the sport, and they have a schedule of, dare I say, very ripened "grapefruits" on the horizon, South Florida, Rutgers, WVU, Pitt and Louisville aren't exactly creampuffs.
So shut your mouth (err, your talking keyboard), sit back in your comfy computer chair and realize that you have to "know football" before you say you know UConn football.
Good win, Huskies.
p.s. One last thing, you are probably one of the idiots who sit around the water cooler on Mondays saying "we" played awesome this weekend. Um, news flash: "YOU" didn't do anything but stuff your grill with nachos and drink four cans of Pepsi while sitting on your **** with your toy poodle. The UConn football team "plays" on the field. "You" do not.
that kind of vitriol is why we need change in the beltway..
never said I "know football", said I am a FAN...ticket buying, commercial watching, product buying, superbowl party throwing, cheerleader watching FAN...
I may, however, be an "idiot" for engaging you....while I am a six year old with 43 years experience, you are apparently just a six year old
Football Fan

Manchester, CT

#35 Sep 20, 2008
Seems with all the nastiness there must be a whole lotta Yankee fans here.
On a more serious note, I absolutely underestimated Coach Edsall and RB D Brown. Coach HAS worked hard AND overcome some serious obstacles, and the only GIFT that ever fell in his lap was a kid who wanted to stay home and play QB. Everything else is hard work and sacrifice. He has certainly suspended/terminated a higher percentage of his nonconformists than Coach Calhoun ever would...
and ifBrown keeps running, he is certainly Heisman worthy, at least wothy of consideration.
BUT big money has diluted Clloege football to where top 50 means little outside of regionally.
In the three Big East Big 12 games this week, which one really mattered (and who won that one - hint, think outside the big east)
There are still (as of this morning) 39 undefeated teams.
Only the ACC ranks higher (league wise) than the Big East in playing FCS teams.
and is there really that much difference in being ranked #30 than 75?
roberttherugguyr aleigh

Wake Forest, NC

#36 Sep 21, 2008
Uconn 13-4 since 9/1/07!
Football Fan

Manchester, CT

#37 Sep 21, 2008
what percentage of those 13 wins came against bcs teams and how many losses were against FCS?
Even Desmond Oconnor describes the baylor program as "moribound"
Hold On

Glastonbury, CT

#38 Sep 21, 2008
UCONN in the Valley wrote:
Don't underestimate Baylor with this Griffin at QB. His elusive style will create opportunities for Baylor to jump up and bite some Big 12 teams.
Sweet call. Baylor's wins w/ him at QB; Northwestern State and Washington State....WSU's only win is home against Portland State. Let's not confuss one players potential and a good team.
Hold On

Glastonbury, CT

#39 Sep 21, 2008
bill wrote:
They are only a team that was Co-Champion of a BCS conference after just a few short years.
GO HUSKIES!


Say Co-Champs again....I need to laugh a little more this AM. did you not watch the WestVA game last year? That was the unofficial official championship game. Uconn might be a growing program....so are the fans.
Sally Dogs

Burlington, VT

#40 Sep 21, 2008
Heisman worthy? Good God. You people are absolutely clueless. He has run against Hofstra, Temple, Virginia & Baylor.
Football Fan wrote:
Seems with all the nastiness there must be a whole lotta Yankee fans here.
On a more serious note, I absolutely underestimated Coach Edsall and RB D Brown. Coach HAS worked hard AND overcome some serious obstacles, and the only GIFT that ever fell in his lap was a kid who wanted to stay home and play QB. Everything else is hard work and sacrifice. He has certainly suspended/terminated a higher percentage of his nonconformists than Coach Calhoun ever would...
and ifBrown keeps running, he is certainly Heisman worthy, at least wothy of consideration.
BUT big money has diluted Clloege football to where top 50 means little outside of regionally.
In the three Big East Big 12 games this week, which one really mattered (and who won that one - hint, think outside the big east)
There are still (as of this morning) 39 undefeated teams.
Only the ACC ranks higher (league wise) than the Big East in playing FCS teams.
and is there really that much difference in being ranked #30 than 75?

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