UConn Football Strikes Deal With Michigan

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Zac Boyer of the Hartford Courant reports that UConn has agreed to open its 2010 season at Michigan, with the Wolverines returning the favor and visiting Rentschler Field in 2013.

According to Boyer, UConn was not interested in playing Michigan if it involved playing home games outside of Rentschler Stadium, as does the yet to be finalized Notre Dame series:

The Huskies were open to that deal as long as Michigan was willing to travel to East Hartford and not play the UConn home game at another site. UConn’s as-yet-unconfirmed series with Notre Dame had the Huskies playing their home games at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., or the new Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. They will play Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind., on Nov. 21.

After the announcements of the series with Notre Dame, Tennessee and now Michigan, I can’t help but recall UConn coach Randy Edsall’s comments last year, when the General Assembly inserted itself in the Notre Dame debate:

I’d like to see our legislature either do some kind of study to see if they maybe could appropriate some more funds to expand our stadium to 50,000 or 55,000…We could go play a Florida State, Georgia, some top 10-15 team…I’d like to get Penn State on our schedule.  I think there comes a point when we need to increase the size of our stadium to be a little more attractive to those teams.

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