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No. 72: Connecticut

Welcome to Storrs, Conn., home of diminishing quarterback results since the last time Dan Orlovsky buttoned his chin strap for the hometown Huskies. That would be in 2004, eight seasons ago – an eternity in college football, as you know, and a period that encompasses the program’s entire history as a member of the Big East. Last fall, trick-shot-artist-turned-starter Johnny McEntee completed a hair more than 50 percent of his attempts while throwing 12 touchdowns; that doesn’t sound like much, but McEntee’s touchdown total was a program-high since 2007, when Tyler Lorenzen tossed 13 scores. As a team, the Huskies have thrown for 11,346 yards over the last five years. If that doesn’t sound that bad, think of that number a different way: UConn’s averaging 177.3 passing yards per game since 2007. Good, average? Nope. That’s just not good enough, period, and it’s a situation that Paul Pasqualoni and his staff must rectify immediately – or if not today, at some point before September.

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