UConn Prediction: What’s Going To Happen
Call this Year Two of the rebuild.
Most of the key players are gone on a defense that didn’t do anything and needs to find a whole lot more production and a whole lot more reliable playmakers. They’re not quite there yet.
The offense has hope at the skill spots, but can the line block anyone to let them operate? Yeah, they’ll be a bit better up front, but the Huskies won’t have a rock of a front five.
And then there’s the schedule.
There’s a solid chance UConn will be the underdog in six of the first seven games, and November could be sneaky-tough, too.
It’ll be an improvement on the three-win 2017 season, but it’ll be a struggle.
Guessing The Preseason Regular Season Win Total Will Be Set At … 4.5
There aren’t a whole slew of sure-thing wins – Rhode Island is one, and UMass might be close to being another – but for a team that fails to beat anyone by more than seven points, it’s going to take something special to get by Cincinnati, SMU, and Temple at home. But the Huskies should be able to slip past at least one of them.
The program is overdue for a stunning upset somewhere, and it should start to be a bit stronger and most consistent in Year Two of the Randy Edsall era. Put three wins as the low base, there will be a fourth win, and then it’ll come down to being able to slip past decent team or two on the road.