UConn Fires Its Head Football Coach

by Greg Pollowitz

This is nuts. Last week the University of Connecticut almost beat Michigan and this week they fire the coach?

Connecticut has fired coach Paul Pasqualoni after a distressing 41-12 loss to Buffalo dropped the Huskies to 0-4, the university said in a brief statement Monday.

Saturday’s loss dropped Pasqualoni’s record with UConn to 10-18. This year’s team was one of three on the automatic-qualifying level to be winless after the season’s first month, joining fellow American Athletic Conference members South Florida and Temple.

“I am making this change in our football coaching staff now as we approach the conference season to see an improved performance from our football program,” athletic director Warde Manuel said.

“I am disappointed in the record of our team thus far, but I am confident that our coaching staff and student-athletes will continue to work hard to improve and that will be reflected on the field of play as we start our American Athletic Conference season.”

UConn also announced that associate head coach and offensive line coach George DeLeone had been relieved of his duties. The university will pay $750,000 to buy out Pasqualoni’s contract.

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