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College Football Preview: Best of the Rest: UConn Huskies

33. UConn Huskies
WR Nick Williams- Junior
WR Kashif Moore- Senior
OT Mike Ryan- Senior
C Moe Petrus- Senior
DE Kendall Reyes- Senior
The Huskies led a strong linebacker core and the always effective QB Zach Frazer to the Fiesta Bowl in 2010. Frazer is gone leaving sophomore Mike Box as the likely guy to replace him at quarterback. He will be helped by the strong receiving core and shouldn't be asked to throw the ball every down. The backfield also lost a lot of talent as star Jordan Todman and Anthony Sherman left. Robbie Frey will start at tailback this season. He has good speed but he won't be as good as Todman. Senior D.J. Shoemate hasn't got much snaps in his three-year career but if Frey stuggles he will get some. The receiving core is loaded up and down. Senior Kasif Moore and junior Nick Williams are the best players out there. Williams is a great special teams player but still has good hands. Michael Smith, Isiah Moore and tight end Ryan Griffin will be Box's top options. The offensive is very strong even without guard Zach Hurd. Senior tackle Mike Ryan and Moe Petrus will keep defensive linemen and linebackers out of the backfield. The defense was always good mostly thanks to the linebacker core which was headed by Greg Lloyd, Scott Lutrus and Lawrence Wilson. Defensive end is the top returning player on defense. Jesse Joseph gains ground from the outside and tackle Tywon Martin stuffs up runners in the middle. Without the big three the linebacker unit with Sio Moore being the only top option there. The secondary is good with junior Jerome Junior and junior Dwayne Gratz. Special teams is strong with kicker Dave Teggart and Williams excells.

Heisman Hopeful: Mike Box
Big East Rank: 1st

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