Nov 09, 2012; East Hartford, CT, USA; Connecticut Huskies head coach Paul Pasqualoni takes the field for the start of the game against the Pittsburgh Panthers at Rentschler Field. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

Paul Pasqualoni fired as UCONN football coach


The Paul Pasqualoni era at UCONN is now over. As the team heads in to their bye week, Pasqualoni has been fired after a meeting with athletic director Warde Manuel and the search for a new head coach will now begin. The decision was made final on Monday morning.

The news was first reported by Desmond Conner of the Hartford Courant.

The Huskies suffered their fourth-straight loss to start the season over the weekend with an embarrassing 41-12 effort against Buffalo, which dropped Pasqualoni’s record as the UCONN head coach to 10-18.

In his first two seasons leading the Huskies, Pasqualoni was able to achieve a mere 5-7 record. After the 0-4 start to 2013, the university had seen enough.

Calls for Pasqualoni’s job began following the team’s season-opening loss to Towson, but they grew louder after Saturday’s poor performance.

UCONN tries to hold themselves to a higher standard that Pasqualoni was just not able to reach.

There is some compensation for Pasqualoni, however. The university announced that he will receive a $750,000 buyout.

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