Head coach: Edsall (73-72, 13th year … and 3-9, second year)
2017 record and S&P+ ranking: 3-9 (119th)
Projected 2018 record and S&P+ ranking: 3-9 (124th)
Five key points:
2018 might only be slightly better. The Huskies will undergo another youth movement while Edsall figures out which pieces go where.
Defensive coordinator Billy Crocker couldn’t overcome a young, banged-up secondary. Now he has to rebuild the front seven.
The good news: the sophomore class is loaded with linebackers and DBs who could end up excellent … in 2019 or 2020.
The offense boasts its share of sophomore talent as well, though senior David Pindell will likely end up the starter behind center. His rapport with a new OC will dictate the Huskies’ point total.
S&P+ projects UConn as the favorite in only one game and projects about three wins overall. Edsall’s building for 2019 and beyond.