Video: Next Man In To Replace UConn Football TE Tommy Myers

All along his tenure at UConn, head football coach Bob Diaco has talked about the next man in philosophy. By this he means, if you’re a backup, you’re expected to come in an do your job.

With the loss of Tommy Myers at tight end, others will now be called upon to do what Myers did. And it won’t be easy as he did just about everything on offense except pass the ball.

Chris Lee has replaced him on the depth chart but is just a true freshman. He’ll play but guys like Max DeLorenzo and last week’s hero, Garrett Anderson, will have to step up.

During his Tuesday press conference, Diaco talked about how hard it will be to replicate what Myers did.

Video: UConn Football Let Tyler Matakevich Leave The State

Believe it or not, Temple Owls LB Tyler Matakevich was recruited by the UConn Huskies. But it wasn’t the football team, it was the baseball program.

You can’t blame UConn football head coach Bob Diaco for that one. It came under the regime of Paul Pasqualoni, who seemingly had the ins of keeping a good player like Matakevich in the state.

Instead, he got away to Temple and has been wreaking havoc on teams including UConn football.

On Tuesday, Diaco talked about Matakevich and gave a quick preview of the Temple offense and defense.

Video: UConn Football Season Not Over After Temple Game

For the first time since the 2010 season, the UConn Huskies football team will be going to a bowl game. While it won’t be the Fiesta Bowl like the last time, it’s still a bowl game.

The UConn football team will learn their destination most likely next weekend. But in the meantime, there’s just as an important piece as getting to a bowl game, extra practices.

With a young team, just 14 seniors, extra practices are beneficial from a developmental stand point. And as UConn football head coach Bob Diaco pointed out in his press conference on Tuesday, it shortens the offseason.

Video: Gabby Williams Is Most Athletic Player at UConn Since Tamika Williams

After Monday night’s 40 point win over Kansas State, UConn women’s basketball head coach Geno Auriemma had a tough time finding a player comparable to Gabby Williams that he has coached in Storrs.

He ultimately thought that Tamika Williams (no relation) was the last player to have the athleticism of Gabby Williams. Tamika Williams came to UConn in 1998 as part of the Fab Five recruiting class. So we are talking about 17 years here.

Watch and/or listen below as Auriemma talks about Gabby Williams athleticism:

Video: More Important For UConn Men’s Basketball To Defeat Faceless Opponents

While UConn Huskies men’s basketball coach Kevin Ollie would like to see his team “step on the neck” of the opposing teams to put them away, there’s something else he would rather see in the box score.

And that would be beating the faceless opponents (rebounds, assists, turnovers, etc).

Watch and/or listen below as Ollie and Rodney Purvis talk about defeating the faceless opponents and  stepping on the opponents’ necks.

Video: Cardiac Kemba Outdone By Another Former Husky, Rudy Gay

At the end of Monday night’s Charlotte Hornets vs Sacramento Kings game, former UConn Huskies legend Kemba Walker hit what he and his Hornets team thought was the winning shot with .7 seconds left.

That didn’t turn out to be the case though as another former Husky in Rudy Gay hit a buzzer beater on an alley-oop off an inbounds pass to tie the game and force overtime.

Walker and the Hornets would get the last laugh though as they wound up taking the win in overtime.