What You Need To Know About The UConn Offense
– David Pindell is about to put up big numbers. The senior quarterback threw six picks last season and just four touchdowns as Bryant Shirreffs was the main man for most of the year, but now UConn has its one guy. The 6-0, 195-pound Pindell isn’t that big, but he’s got a live arm and can run a bit. For a passing game that averaged 269 yards per game, it has its triggerman after a strong offseason.
– The receiving corps is intriguing. The top seven wideouts from last year are all back, and that doesn’t including spring star Kyle Buss, who only caught one pass last season but should get a bigger role. Keyion Dixon is a young deep threat who’ll stretch for field, and Hergy Magala is a No. 1 target to work around. This should be the team’s biggest strength.
– UConn has the backs in place, but will the blocking be there? The Huskies went way, way young with three underclassmen playing big roles, but they’re the only returning starters. The depth needs to be developed and the starting five is hardly set in stone.
Kevin Mensah and Nate Hopkins didn’t do too many big things last season, but they’re back after combining for over 900 yards and 11 touchdowns. Now they and the rest of the options need holes to run through.
Biggest Key To The UConn Offense
Make the running game great again. The last time Randy Edsall was the head coach for UConn was back in 2010. That was the last time the ground game went for over 2,000 yards, and it’s the last time the finished with a winning season. There was a little bit of an improvement last season from 2016, but Edsall’s offense needs to control the clock to help keep the mediocre D off the field.
Again, the backs are in place, and QB David Pindell can run, but the team can’t be out of games in the first quarter. UConn got so far behind so fast, they had to start throwing.