It was a simple transaction, but it created a firestorm.
New UConn football coach Randy Edsall was in the headlines again on Tuesday when word filtered out that the Huskies had pulled a scholarship offer from a recruit who had verbally agreed to come to UConn last summer.
The twitter world when viral with moral indignation about how Edsall was destroying the dream of a deserving athlete.
Let’s cut to the chase on this one very quickly.
First, former UConn coach Bob Diaco offered the scholarship to Ryan Dickens, a 6-foot-2 inch 210 pound linebacker from Raritan, New Jersey, not Edsall.
Diaco was fired last month for a variety of reasons, including a lack of enough talent to compete.
In Diaco’s world, Dickens may have been the right player for UConn, which was the only scholarship offer Dickens received from the other schools–Rhode Island, Cornell and Monmouth–who expressed an interest. The rest of this article is available to subscribers only – to become a subscriber click here.