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Old 03-10-2018, 08:42 AM
 
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Just cause? Interesting, but the only way probably UConn could feasibly $$$ pull this off. Unreal how far this program has fallen in four years. Kevin Ollie is not a good head coach, but the reality too, is that some of the current reality stems from the absurd pipe dream as it pertains to pursuing I-A football at UConn. Don't laugh, its not far fetched to see Calhoun make a comeback. Dan Hurley over at URI is another distinct possibility.
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Old 03-10-2018, 03:43 PM
 
Location: Mooresville, NC
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Just cause he sucks.

Dan Hurley would be a nice move for UCONN.
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Old 03-10-2018, 08:48 PM
 
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The "just cause" is going to be a tough one for Uconn to pull off, likewise with Pitt and the disastrous two year Stallings regime. Pitt's reasons are pretty lame. UConn better know something nobody else knows (maybe nothing to do with the on-going NCAA investigation), or else they are dealing with the even tougher obstacle, whereby Ollie is one of the few coaches that also is part of a professors union.
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Old 03-21-2018, 11:41 PM
 
Location: Trumbull/Danbury
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The problem UConn has now is they sold their sole to the devil for football and now BOTH programs are incredibly awful. UConn can't recruit anyone now either. I'm not sure if anyone has been to Storrs, but it's literally in the middle of nowhere. When you are in the Big East playing St. John's, Georgetown, Syracuse you can recruit kids to nowhere because you can sell them on playing against top teams, and in historic venues like the Carrier Dome & Madison Square Garden. Nobody is going to go to North Central Connecticut to go play in Tulsa, OK & Wichita, KS
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Old 03-22-2018, 09:09 AM
 
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Well indeed they got their man, Dan Hurley. Offered more money from Pitt, but he turned them down. But even with what should be a much better head coach, UConn to return to glory, must get back into the Big East. Nobody has gotten destroyed as much as UConn by the seismic conference re-affiliations a few years ago. Football was a mistake, and between building a crumby small stadium in the East Hartford slums, and Boston College blocking any attempt for them to get into the ACC, they would be better off without it. It is a minority of I-A programs making all the football money.

Storrs is in a weird location, but not too far from Hartford. It was founded as an agricultural school, and it definitely doesn't look like quintessential Connecticut (subtracting everything from New Haven west, which is NY in essence). But there are plenty of successful programs in boring towns and rundown cities. The vibe in Storrs can be a problem, since almost all the bars are off campus, helping create a sort of a lackluster environment.
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