UConn Fires Coach Pasqualoni, Will Pay Buyout

UConn dismissed head football coach Paul Pasqualoni on Monday, following a 41-12 loss to Buffalo.  Although Pasqualoni’s eventual dismissal appeared inevitable in light of the Huskies’ 0-4 start, which includes a loss to Towson State and a missed opportunity to upset Michigan, the timing was a surprise in that a change was made mid-season.  Offensive Coordinator T.J. Weist […]

Josh McDaniels Allowed to Join Patriots for Playoffs

When the New England Patriots face the Denver Broncos in the Divisional Round of the AFC Playoffs on Saturday night, they will have a familiar face on their sideline.  Joining the Patriots for the first all season will be former Broncos Head Coach Josh McDaniels,  who served as Offensive Coordinator for the St. Louis Rams this […]

Friday Sports Briefs

UConn Booster on Coaching Search, Conference Realignment Neil Vigdor of the News Times checks in with Robert Burton, the UConn booster who made headlines in January over the lack of input that he was given in the search for a new football coach.  See UConn Football Donor Requests Return of Donation After Coaching Hire and UConn and […]

With Big East Crumbling, UConn Explores Conference Realignment

The news that Syracuse and Pittsburgh are leaving the Big East to join the ACC has many UConn fans wondering where that leaves the Huskies.  Here are few links on the subject: Pete Thamel of the New York Times covers the story in his article “Syracuse and Pittsburgh Switch Conferences, Sowing Chaos.” Paul Doyle of the Hartford […]

Congratulations to UConn and State Football Recruits

On Wednesday, UConn introduced its first football recruiting class under the leadership of new head coach Paul Pasqualoni.  The following student-athletes signed National Letters of Intent with UConn:  Name         Pos. Ht. Wt. Hometown/High School/Prep School Kamal Abrams WR 6-0 178 Dover, Del./Dover Andrew Adams FS 5-11 185 Fayetteville, Ga./Woodward Academy Kenton Adeyemi DT 6-4 255 […]

UConn Football Donor Requests Return of Donation After Coaching Hire

The top financial supporter of the University of Connecticut football program has demanded that the university return $3 million after he was not consulted in the hiring of new head coach Paul Pasqualoni.  Robert G. Burton, who provided the lead gift for the Burton Family Football Complex, has outlined a number of issues and his intent to […]