UConn Football: Now-independent Huskies look for breakout 2020 season

Kevin Mensah, UConn football (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)
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UConn football is now one of the nation’s few independent programs. Will it lead to any improvement in the 2020 season?

Ever since appearing in the 2015 St. Petersburg Bowl, the UConn football program hasn’t had much success.

The Huskies have won just nine games the past four seasons and are coming off a woeful 2-10 campaign in 2020 when their lone victories came over Wagner and a UMass, team that went just 1-11.

They will look to improve in 2020 under head coach Randy Edsall, who is entering his fourth season in his second stint as Huskies head coach. He led the Huskies to five of the program’s six bowl games during his first stint as head coach from 2004-10 before leaving to take the head coaching job at Maryland.

After five seasons in College Park and one season with the Detroit Lions, he returned to UConn, where he’s just 6-30 and went 2-22 in AAC play.

In 2020, UConn will no longer be a member of the AAC as its storied basketball program is rejoining the Big East and the football team will join Notre Dame, UMass, BYU, Liberty, Army and New Mexico State among the nation’s independent programs.

Outside the AAC, the Huskies will play a tough schedule in 2020, which may make life even tough on a Huskies program looking to turn things around.

Here’s a glance at what might be in store for the 2020 Huskies.