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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Questions On The UConn D-Line

Marcus Campbell (Bloomfield, Conn.) was dismissed from the University of Connecticut earlier this summer, citing academic reasons. The loss for the Huskies has sparked some questions amongst fans, players, and the UConn Coaching Staff: Who will fill the spots left by Cody Brown and Julius Williams. Both Brown and Williams were NFL quality players (now with Arizona and Jacksonville respectively). They compiled a staggering number of sacks during the 2008 season, not to mention providing impressive speed and strength off the edge. But what now? It was my sound belief that Campbell would provide the necessary speed from the edge while Lindsey Witten would be able to step up and provide the strength and athletic ability to stabilize the defensive end position, I had them both slated to be standout starters in the 2009. While Witten's future seems secure, the depth at defensive end may be lacking with Campbell now gone. Waiting in the wings are a plethora of players, however they lack experience. So here are my answers to the "Defensive End Question"....


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