Best Case/Worst Case rewind: Connecticut

We continue to look back at our preseason best- and worst-case scenarios for each team and see where reality ended up. Let's review Connecticut:

Best case in a nutshell: The Huskies go 11-1 and then win the Discover Orange Bowl.

Worst case in a nutshell: UConn goes 5-7.

Reality: Connecticut went 8-5, won a share of the Big East title and claimed the BCS bid before losing to Oklahoma in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl.

Analysis: What a weird year. In many ways, the Huskies followed my worst-case scenario. In that one, I said the team would lose to Michigan and Temple, go through quarterback problems and then lose coach Randy Edsall to another school. But it also fulfilled two key points of the best-case scenario, making a BCS bowl and beating West Virginia. There was little way to predict an 8-5 BCS season that ended with a coaching change. UConn experienced the best and worst in 2010.