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So what do we know about UConn?

ForCuseSake

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Do you think that college football is more popular in states and regions with many teams competing and having meaningful games or few teams competing and having meaningful games? I don't really expect to get an honest reply, so go ahead and snark on.

Cousy, New England is chock full of colleges that play football against each other.

Nobody cares.

Big time college football in New England is dead, my friend.

No amount of success at UMASS, UVM, YUKON or BC will ever change that.

But keep banging that drum!
 

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So many interesting dynamics in this one. Where would UConn's ACC caliper RB be on Lville's depth chart? 3rd string behind Vols and Cuse transfers at best I'd guess. How many UConn OL would start for Lville? Any?

That said, there is a lot to be said about desire and UConn players will have it whereas the more talented (than UConn) Lville roster came out a bit flat footed and got punched in the mouth. Presume UConn will try to do to us what we did to Lville in that regard? Will it matter? If we come out flat and they score first... It very well could. I don't think they'll win but presume they'll do everything they can to draw us into a rock fight. Flip side, if we score first and get up two scores fairly early it could get ugly quickly.

I don't think UConn can beat us but they'll show out well enough that we could beat ourselves. Thankfully I don't think our roster or coaches are mentally weak enough to allow that. Can't wait to find out though!
With players like Shrader, Tucker, Jones you aren't very smart if you try to play rough with them.
Getting any of them riled up will be to your detriment.
 

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Cousy, New England is chock full of colleges that play football against each other.

Nobody cares.

Big time college football in New England is dead, my friend.

No amount of success at UMASS, UVM, YUKON or BC will ever change that.

But keep banging that drum!
I think the closest thing UVM has to fb is club rugby. Point well-made, though. For some reason, there's always a guy out there that wants to be the champion of the damned and talk up the UConn and UMass-type programs every year.
 

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The basis of the SU/UCONN rivalry is basketball. In other rivalries it starts with one sport and extends to all the other sports eventually. UMASS and UCONN should definitely look to make their sports teams the main rivals of the other, they have played each other since the 1800's. Who is the Oranges main rival, BC? That doesn't really fire up much passion. PITT, about the same.
In terms of mutual fan dislike combined with numerous classic games in both football and basketball then add in the Coach Ben factor, I’d say West Virginia. They’re the one I miss. Can’t say the same about UConn.
 
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If you want the best chicken parm sandwich in your life, go to Claudia’s in Farmington on your way over to East Hartford
 

GoSU96

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Cousy, New England is chock full of colleges that play football against each other.

Nobody cares.

Big time college football in New England is dead, my friend.

No amount of success at UMASS, UVM, YUKON or BC will ever change that.

But keep banging that drum!
Don’t forget Holy Cross, Yale, Harvard, and Dartmouth.

doesnt uri have a team?
 

grepal

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This is not women's basketball, SU is much more talented. UCONN is better and better coached than the past few years but they have a huge talent gap to overcome.
 

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So how's the RV lot situation tonight?

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