Turnovers Spell Trouble In UConn Loss

Turnovers Spell Trouble In UConn Loss

There are 21 comments on the Hartford Courant story from Nov 2, 2008, titled Turnovers Spell Trouble In UConn Loss. In it, Hartford Courant reports that:

And holding West Virginia's offense is a lot to ask. UConn did it with every ounce of might it had in the first 30 minutes Saturday and clung to a six-point lead at the half.

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FREDDYKOOL

Palm Coast, FL

#1 Nov 2, 2008
WHY?????????? WOULD YOU NOT GO WITH THE LEADING RUSHER IN THE COUNTRY??????????
Norman

United States

#2 Nov 2, 2008
After every loss you hear:
If they rush a lot and lose, they should have passed more! If they pass a lot and lose, they should have run the ball more!

Overall, this team has played hard, and they have played above expectations. They are not a bunch of highly recruited kids, but have played with the big boys. Give them that!
CT Citizen

Glastonbury, CT

#3 Nov 2, 2008
Beacuse he is not that good!! He is the most "OVERRATED" rusher in the country.

This was a wakeup call to UCONN fans! My feeling is that Cincy should have beat them as well...they just had an off game.
Lets Goooo Mountaineers

Mansfield Center, CT

#4 Nov 2, 2008
Lets Goooooo, Mountaineers!

Now THAT is REASLL college football.

If UCONN wants to play with the Big Boys, it will have to get alot tougher than that!

GO WVU!
Brian

Shanghai, China

#5 Nov 2, 2008
CT Citizen - shut your mouth.
Donald Brown is a ridiculously good back, have you watched any other UConn games?!? The guy can really run hard and make people miss. He's doing this against opposing defenses that always prepare run-first against him.
And what are you talking about w/ Cincy? They should've won? The final score was 40-16. Not much to argue.
Salty dog

Hartford, CT

#6 Nov 2, 2008
CT-Citizen- I just can't take you seriously- you just like to post to aggrevate people... and it works.

Lets Gooo - Yeah...right, West
Virginia...in the race every year for the national title until they choke.. last two years South Florida, Pitt... they're a good team, but not that good, would'nt be a shock to see them drop two games in BE this year to South Florida and Pitt.
Marcus

Gaithersburg, MD

#7 Nov 2, 2008
CT Citizen wrote:
Beacuse he is not that good!! He is the most "OVERRATED" rusher in the country.
This was a wakeup call to UCONN fans! My feeling is that Cincy should have beat them as well...they just had an off game.
Citizen, Donald Brown is a very good running back. He has excellent vision at the line of scrimmage that allows him to use his lateral quickness to hit the gaps on the first level. When he gets to the second level, he's more powerful than his 210-pound frame suggests and uses his stiff-arm as good as anybody in the country. When tackled, his leg drive allows him to fall forward and finish off runs. And his low center of gravity and balance make him difficult to tackle on first hit. To be a solid pro he'll need to make people miss a little better which will make up for his lack of breakaway speed. If he runs a high 4.4 at the combines, that's golden. But he'll likely be in the 4.5s which will scare some teams away.

And Cincy couldn't match the UConn defense's athleticism, they looked overwhelmed at times. To say they had an "off day" is the same as saying UConn had an "off day" thus lost to WVU. You don't make sense, like Sally Dogs Russo and the idiot from the ATL who haven't said anything about football since they started trying to annoy fans. When you don't know the game, you just make noise.
BigDog38

United States

#8 Nov 2, 2008
Good game Huskies!
Win out!
Rico

Wellesley Hills, MA

#9 Nov 2, 2008
Donald Brown is not overrated. As a matter of fact, if it weren't for him UConn would be 2-6.
As I have said since the beginning of the season, UConn is not that good. Their schedule as well as their level of play proved it. Hey, if they are still looking for the right pieces for the puzzle at this stage of the game, there is a problem.
Let's face it. UConn will be a nice regional team for the next few seasons. Look at the bright side, there are some nice recruits coming in that could make them more competitive.
michael

United States

#10 Nov 2, 2008
when they fell behind, they quit on defense. embarrassing to all UCONN fans.
Avid Reader

Pawling, NY

#11 Nov 2, 2008
This program has surpassed all expectations for a new entrant into the top level of college football. Consistently in the upper third after only 5 years in D1A. Really remarkable if you think about it. Are we at West Virginia's level? No way. But West Virginia has been winning BCS bowl games against teams like Oklahoma and Georgia the past couple of years. So, let's not get too exercised about this loss ...
touchdowndog

Defiance, OH

#12 Nov 2, 2008
Avid Reader wrote:
This program has surpassed all expectations for a new entrant into the top level of college football. Consistently in the upper third after only 5 years in D1A. Really remarkable if you think about it. Are we at West Virginia's level? No way. But West Virginia has been winning BCS bowl games against teams like Oklahoma and Georgia the past couple of years. So, let's not get too exercised about this loss ...
UCONN will represent the big east well during the bowl season! they have a great team,with inexperienced qb which is a big blow,you will get more wins.
MrLogical

Wallingford, CT

#13 Nov 2, 2008
One bright spot: Only 1 penalty. On the other hand, as the saying goes, if you're not committing penalties, you're not trying.
UCONN in the Valley

AOL

#14 Nov 2, 2008
Four points:
TURNOVERS: Five TO's are a killer. no way you overcome that!
ADJUSTMENTS: Obviously WV adjusted their defensive approach after UCONN's initial success. The running game was no longer effective. No adjustments by UCONN in the second half? Way too many "3 and outs".
MISSED OPPORTUNITIES: Dropped passes, not just the long ball to Moore, and momentum shifts to WV.
WV: They are showing now that they are the class of the BE Conf. I am confident that they will "win out" and represent the Conference well in a BCS Bowl. They finally have all their players back healthy and are playing well on Offense and Defense.
Who in the BE will beat them?
jimi

Manchester, CT

#15 Nov 2, 2008
dropped passes?!? geez, looks like it back to basic fundamentals in practice.
Tid

United States

#16 Nov 2, 2008
Regarding Edsall's comments about not disclosing his starting QB. He said that all that need to know already know. I guess West Virginia KNOWS. Edsall must be either paranoid or very insecure. Does he really think that all the opposing Big East teams don't already know all about each of his QB's. Get Real!!!! He's a very arrogant individual.
Mutt

Highland Park, NJ

#17 Nov 3, 2008
"...snapped UConn's 11-game home winning streak and likely ended the Huskies' Big East title hopes."...WHAT?!?!...Big East title hopes?!?!?....BWAAAAHAHAHAHAHA HA! Isn't this the same team Temple took to OT???
HuskyHead

Monroe, CT

#18 Nov 3, 2008
All respect to Cody Endres, but this team cannot be looked at the same way when your 3rd string, redshirt Freshman is starting QB now. Every team has unjuries, but very few have them this extensively to the QB position. It's unfortunate. Now Butler is out out 4-6 weeks too.
WVU alumnus

Fort Lee, NJ

#19 Nov 3, 2008
UConn fans: Cheer up! UConn is an up and coming program. Much to be proud of in last 5 yrs. It takes time. Look at WVU before the arrival of Don Nehlen. They has losing records and played in a stadium smaller than my HS football field. UConn played very well in the 1st half, but WVU opened it up a bit in the 2nd half and the defense played much better. Coach "Rich Rod" turned into a Benedict Arnold, and Coach "Stew" is going through some growing pains from his VMI days. All in all if WVU retains a diversified balanced attack, and keeps the one-dimensional methodical predictable games it had against ECU and Colorado out of its gameplan, it should win the Big East handily. That's not because of Coach Stew, who blew the Colorado game with incredibly poor clock management to kick the game winning field goal in regulation, but because of the Big East player of the year, Pat White, and the accompanying crew of Jalloh, Devine, Sanders, Brown, Hogan, and Ivy. As for Coach Edsall, it looks like he's done a good job at UConn based on the winning records ... he sort of reminds me of my Army drill sergeant though.
Zac

AOL

#20 Nov 3, 2008
CT Citizen wrote:
Beacuse he is not that good!! He is the most "OVERRATED" rusher in the country.
This was a wakeup call to UCONN fans! My feeling is that Cincy should have beat them as well...they just had an off game.
So, Brown's over-rated. Let's look at some stats. He had 19 carries for 82 yards (4.3 yards/tote). Now, let's compare that to the speedy, Noel Devine. He had 17 carries for 60 yards (3.5 yards/tote). Devine was a 5-star recruit. What kind of rating did Brown have before starting for UConn?

So, Cinci should have beaten UConn, but they must have had a bad game. They also had a bunch of T.O.'s, of which UConn took full advantage. Saturday, UConn had a bunch of T.O.'s, of which WVU took advantage. But, I guess it's not possible for UConn to have simply had a bad half.

Ya know whut? U no make-a no sense.

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