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UConn rebuilds itself in time for Big East

With a football program that rebuilt itself over the last few years to became one of the Big East's most impressive and improved, UConn is no longer just a basketball school.

Originally Published: March 30, 2004
By Ivan Maisel | ESPN.com

STORRS, Conn. -- The other day, Connecticut football coach Randy Edsall drove through Greenwich, the luxury box of the state's towns. North Street, which winds from scenic Merritt Parkway to the town center, is lined with estates. Some are old and grand, and some are brand new and deliver with a bullhorn the owner's message: "Look at me! I made it!"

When Edsall arrived as head coach at Connecticut in December 1998, the only thing I-A about the football program was its intentions. He saw ...

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