by Dave Miller
September 30, 02013
Connecticut has fired head coach Paul Pasqualoni, as first reported by Desmond Conner of The Hartford Courant.
Associate head coach and offensive line coach George DeLeone has also reportedly been fired as well.
Pasqualoni went 10-18 with the Huskies after taking over for Randy Edsall after the former Huskies head coach took over the Maryland program. Since the team's Fiesta Bowl appearance, the team has been on a downward spiral.
The Huskies went 5-7 in 2011 and 2012, and they currently sit at 0-4, including losses to FCS squad Towson and Buffalo. Not only is UConn struggling to score points, but its defense is a shell of its former self. The 0-4 start is the program's first since 1991, when UConn was in the FCS.
I would expect UConn to bring in a young coach with an exciting offensive style to attract better recruits. In terms of the interim leader, keep an eye on offensive coordinator T.J. Weist or defensive coordinator Hank Hughes.
Pasqualoni is the second head coach to be fired in as many days, as USC let go of Lane Kiffin on Sunday.
Dave Miller, the college football editor and writer for the National Football Post, is on Twitter @Miller_Dave.