Big East lunchtime links

  • Zach Hurd has become one of the best guards in the Big East and can get better, Neill Ostrout writes in the Connecticut Post.

  • Long snapper Derek Chard is enjoying one of the game's most unappreciated jobs at UConn, Desmond Conner says in the Hartford Courant.

  • Redshirting paid off for Rutgers cornerback Logan Ryan, Tom Luicci writes in The Star-Ledger.

  • New South Florida defensive coordinator Mark Snyder talks about his approach with the St. Petersburg Times' Greg Auman.

  • Coaches turned up the intensity level at Syracuse practice, Nolan Weidner writes in the Syracuse Post-Standard.