UConn’s Randy Edsall could have seen his status as a coach-in-waiting for some powerhouse school take a huge hit this season. That’s because his UConn team has been, well, sorta not all that great.
The Huskies have lost every single road game they’ve played and currently sit at 5-4. Against a Michigan team that gave up 37 points to UMass and 65 more to Illinois, Edsall’s squad could only muster up a touchdown and a field goal.
But the dip into mediocrity for UConn has been eclipsed by the fact that his whole damn league has done the same thing. It’s November friggin’ 12 and there still isn’t a bowl eligible team in the Big East. Process that last sentence one more time.
So under the current circumstances, getting a win over a painfully average Pitt team last night made Edsall dance like his Huskies had just moved to 9-0:
When the whole league goes to shit, including his own team, does this mean Edsall is still on top of everyone’s wish list? Well, he doesn’t appear to be on the short list to fill the vacancy at Colorado, where the delusional powers that be apparently think that Jon Gruden is interested in taking that gig. I’ll believe that when I see it.
Then again, even though the Big East stinks this season and Colorado is moving to the Pac-10, I’m of the belief that a guy going from Storrs to Boulder right now would be at best a lateral move. That says a lot about what Edsall has done for the UConn program, but just as much about how far Colorado has fallen.