File - In this Sept. 12, 2015, file photo, Connecticut safety Obi Melifonwu (20) follows the play during the third quarter of an NCAA college football game against Army, in East Hartford, Conn. UConn, one of several programs being mentioned as a candidate for expansion by the Big 12, is dealing with something new in head coach Bob Diaco’s third season as its head football coach _ expectations. The defense, which gave up just 19.5 points per game, is expected to be the team’s strength, led by safety Obi Melifonwu, touted by Diaco as the best at his position in the nation.
File - In this Sept. 12, 2015, file photo, Connecticut safety Obi Melifonwu (20) follows the play during the third quarter of an NCAA college football game against Army, in East Hartford, Conn. UConn, one of several programs being mentioned as a candidate for expansion by the Big 12, is dealing with something new in head coach Bob Diaco’s third season as its head football coach _ expectations. The defense, which gave up just 19.5 points per game, is expected to be the team’s strength, led by safety Obi Melifonwu, touted by Diaco as the best at his position in the nation. Stew Milne AP
File - In this Sept. 12, 2015, file photo, Connecticut safety Obi Melifonwu (20) follows the play during the third quarter of an NCAA college football game against Army, in East Hartford, Conn. UConn, one of several programs being mentioned as a candidate for expansion by the Big 12, is dealing with something new in head coach Bob Diaco’s third season as its head football coach _ expectations. The defense, which gave up just 19.5 points per game, is expected to be the team’s strength, led by safety Obi Melifonwu, touted by Diaco as the best at his position in the nation. Stew Milne AP

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