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Jeff Jacobs: What Bob Diaco Builds Vital To UConn, Not Just UConn Football

Jeff Jacobs: What Bob Diaco Builds Vital To UConn, Not Just UConn Football

EAST HARTFORD — As Bob Diaco approached reporters Saturday after a dawdling UConn football scrimmage, one that established that, yes, the defense is again ahead of the offense, it was evident the Huskies coach also had grown more than a trace of stubble. There were two delicious metaphors buried underneath those whiskers, but it wasn't entirely evident which one held the greater truth. Does the beard represent a wiser, more judicious and prudent young, head coach? Or does the beard hide the fact that Bob Diaco is bat-spit crazy? The truth, of course, is that Diaco is neither a Supreme Court justice or supremely nuts, but it also is true that both the inside world of...

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