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UConn Huskies Dismiss Lyle McCombs
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UConn Huskies Dismiss Lyle McCombs

Jun 4 2014, 11:51pm CDT | by

The UConn Huskies dismissed running back Lyle McCombs on June 4.

The UConn Huskies dismissed running back Lyle McCombs on June 4.  Desmond Conner of The Hartford Courant says McCombs will remain with the University of Connecticut to get a chance to earn his...

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UConn Huskies Dismiss Lyle McCombs

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The UConn Huskies dismissed running back Lyle McCombs on June 4.

The UConn Huskies dismissed running back Lyle McCombs on June 4. 

Desmond Conner of The Hartford Courant says McCombs will <a href="http://www.courant.com/sports/college/hc-lyle-mccombs-uconn-0605-20140604,0,7184744.story">remain with the University of Connecticut to get a chance to earn his degree in spite of his dismissal: 

"Senior Lyle McCombs, the leading rusher at UConn for the past three seasons, has been dismissed from the football team. He will stay at the school and be given an opportunity to earn his degree. 

"UConn coach Bob Diaco was not specific, but spoke about resumes and continuing problems. 

"'It's an ongoing lack of meeting the expectations of a member of the student body and of the team,' Diaco said by phone Wednesday. 'There's no question when you're making decisions it's the total profile you're looking at, or resume is a better word. He's built a particular resume over the course of the four years he's been here. 

"McCombs is the fourth-leading rusher in school history with 2,681 yards, including 11 100-yard rushing games. He rushed for 1,151 yards in 2011 and was a freshman All-American. 

"In 2012 he was charged with second-degree breach of peace after yelling, pushing and spitting at his girlfriend during an argument outside a residential hall, police said. That incident happened on a late Friday night/early Saturday before a game that afternoon. 

"Coach Paul Pasqualoni didn't start McCombs, benching him for the first quarter. McCombs apologized for what he called 'a mistake' after the game. He was also suspended shortly after Pasqualoni arrived in January 2011 after being arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance, or less than four ounces of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia. 

"McCombs, who also got into a fight at Guyer Gym on campus in February, had a reputation for being a malcontent. That didn't fly under Diaco, but no one thing led to the decision to the dismissal. It was an accumulation of events."

NBC Connecticut's Ryan Wilson notes Diaco would now like to focus on his current roster and the 2014 NCAA season. 

"Diaco, meanwhile, remains focused on those players still on the roster and preparing for the 2014 season. 

"I am excited with the players we have at the tailback position and look forward to to their production,' he said.'

"That includes Max DeLorenzo, the only other running back with more than a handful of carries during regular-season action; he rushed for 349 yards and five touchdowns in 2013. Behind him is Jazzmar Clax, who had 11 yards on just seven carries." 




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