Tuesday is Day 2 of AAC media days (Newport, R.I., turn up!), also known as "the day Bob Diaco tried to kickstart Connecticut football's playoff candidacy."
Diaco: "Win. We’re going to win every game. We’re going to play as one of the four teams in the playoff and win a national championship."— Neill Ostrout (@NeillOstrout) August 4, 2015
Diaco: "You have to show up to the contest and win. The CFB Playoff committee are good people and they want the best teams." #work2win— UConn Football (@UConnFootball) August 4, 2015
UConn was dreadful in 2014, Diaco's first year in charge of the program, going 2-10 with a 1-7 AAC record. The Huskies are probably still a few years away from a bowl game, but don't tell their coach that.
Diaco on safeties: "The safeties are the best tandem in the country. Tell me a better one."— Ed Daigneault (@EdDaigneault) August 4, 2015
Diaco on Andreas Knappe's archery: "Not only could he tackle the bear and choke it out to death, he could also pop it from a good bit away."— Neill Ostrout (@NeillOstrout) August 4, 2015
Diaco on Noel Thomas: if he's not one of the best wide receivers in the country then shame on him" #UConn— Matt Zampini (@mattzampini) August 4, 2015
Of course, Diaco's day would not be complete without mentioning his completely made-up rivalry with UCF, which UConn made a trophy for without telling UCF. Good news, though! Diaco has a new idea:
Diaco: "I’ve thought about all of that. We’ll call it ‘The ConFLiCT.’ We can capitalize the FL and capitalize the CT."— Neill Ostrout (@NeillOstrout) August 4, 2015
We should have known it was the year of UConn when the Huskies' stadium was named PAWS ARF.
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