The UConn Football Pod: Should this program exist?
Existential questions and reasons for optimism in the debut episode of our UConn football podcast.
In our first podcast, we had no choice but to start with a high-level conversation about the state of the program.
UConn football has been independent for two seasons, one of which it did not play due to COVID-19. The Huskies have their third new head coach in seven years and have not eclipsed the three-win mark since 2015. Their last winning season was 2011.
Many people are wondering if UConn should move down to FCS, or cut the program altogether. While the recent lack of success totally warrants a review of priorities, it’s also not a far trip for this team to be delighting fans again.
New head coach Jim Mora is an interesting hire, but far from a sure thing. The history of coaches like him working out in situations similar to UConn is … mixed.
Our podcast crew addressed the question of UConn football’s existence. We continued to discuss life as an independent, the impact of the last coaching flop, and reasons for optimism with this program going forward.