Video: UConn Football Pep Rally – 8/28/14

As part of the culture change around the UConn Huskies football program, which I’ll have more on on Friday morning, head coach Bob Diaco has the players staying on campus the night before a home game in East Hartford, CT.

Usually the team bussed into Hartford the night before a game. But that’s now a thing of the past.

Another thing Diaco has introduced is having a pep rally the night before each home game.

And while Thursday night was the first one, about a 1,000 fans, mostly students, showed up to Fairfield Way on campus in Storrs to listen to Diaco, WR Geremy Davis and LB Marquise Vann speak and pump everyone up for Friday night’s game against BYU.

editor’s note: I apologize for the shakiness of the video. I was trying to shoot photos in a few spots.

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Video: UConn Football Coach Bob Diaco On What He Expects From His Team Against BYU

UConn Huskies head football coach Bob Diaco answers a question during his press conference for BYU on August 25, 2014.

UConn Huskies head football coach Bob Diaco answers a question during his press conference on August 25, 2014 for the upcoming game against the BYU Cougars.

For the first 34 minutes or so of his first pregame press conference as a college head football coach, the UConn Huskies man in charge, Bob Diaco, was pretty subdued.

But when asked an excellent question from John Silver of the Journal Inquirer (“What do you want to see from your team on Friday night? What demeanor do you expect?”), Diaco’s tone changed and he became more fired up.

Watch below to get Diaco’s answer to the question.

photo credit: ian bethune – sox & dawgs

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