My Season Outlook for the University of Connecticut Huskies (FB)





University of Connecticut Huskies (FB)

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Sports:
Football
League:
NCAA Football
Venue:
Location:
Storrs, CT United States
Conference:
American Athletic Conference

Season Report Card

Overall Team
Overall Team Grade & Expectations
Special Teams
Coaching
Outlook For Next Season

Offense
Position
Quarterbacks
B
Pindell showed something down the stretch, enough that Huskies fans can have hope going into next season. With 2 additional redshirts in the mix, there might actually be a true QB competition for next year.
Running Backs
C
There is no clear go-to guy in the backfield. UConn had 6 players with at least 10 carries on the season. Freshmen Mensah and Hopkins showed some good things, but neither was a break away threat. But, at least they have some building blocks there for the future and those two will only get better.
Protection & Blocking
D
This was there achilles heel - one QB missed half the season with a concussion. The other struggled under pressure. With two freshmen RBs leading the way, they needed a little bit more from the O-Line to give them a chance.
Receiving
C+
This group was young too. Arkeel Newsome was the only senior to receive more than 10 passes, so there will be a lot of returning talent next year. But, with a young group and issues at QB, this corps was inconsistent at best
Skills
Speed
C+
Production
C
Big Play Ability
C+
Consistency
C
Red Zone Success
D
Skills Analysis Notes
There is some raw talent here, but it will take some time to develop it.

Defense
Position
Defensive Line
D
There was not much of a pass rush from this senior-heavy crew. You would have expected much more from them.
Linebackers
C
The pressure fell squarely on the linebackers in this defense and it was probably the best of a really bad defense. They will be losing their top two tacklers, so 2018 will be a question mark.
Defensive Backs
F
This group struggled all season. With 2 senior CBs, you would have expected more from them. They averaged over 330 yd/game against them, so not too much good you can take away!
Skills
Passing Game Defense
F
Stopping the Run
C+
Controlling Field Position
F
Stopping The Big Play
F
Causing Turnovers
D