Preview 2019: Previewing and looking ahead to the UConn season with what you need to know.
2018 Record: 1-11 overall, 0-8 in American Athletic
Head Coach: Randy Edsall, 3rd year: 4-20
5. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE UCONN OFFENSE
– The rushing offense worked. Partly because of the running of former quarterback David Pindell, the Huskies were able to finish with close to 2,400 yards and 16 scores. RB Kevin Mensah is back as part of a good young group of runners, and Toledo transfer Art Thompkins adds more flash to the mix, but the line has to come together after doing an awful job in pass protection, and new offensive coordinator Frank Giufre is going to want to come up with some semblance of a passing attack.
– The Huskies had too hard a time throwing it, completing just 57% of the passes between Washington and four other players who threw a pass. The 17 picks in shootouts were the big problem, but now it’s up to sophomore Marvin Washington to improve the situation. He’s getting a push from redshirt freshman Steve Krajewski, and grad transfer Mike Beaudry is coming to give it a shot. Unfortunately …
– The top four receivers are gone with the leading returning guy – Keyion Dixon – a good one, but he only caught 11 passes for a receiving corps that desperately needs to find new, explosive options. The running backs can catch.